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Richmond Vs. La Salle Recap: Spiders Bow Out In First Round Of Atlantic 10 Tournament

The Richmond Spiders disappointing 2011-2012 season came to an end on Tuesday night with an 80-72 loss in Philadelphia to La Salle. While the Spiders are heading home for the season, the Explorers advance to face Saint Louis in Atlantic City.

The Spiders hung with La Salle until the Explorers went on a quick strike 9-0 run at the five minute mark to extend their lead to 15 and essentially seal the win. John Giannini's club was hot from the outside, hitting eight of 17 from behind the arc for 47 percent. Ramon Galloway led La Salle with 17 points, hitting four three-pointers to bring the crowd alive at Tom Gola arena.

Darien Brothers had a huge game for Richmond, hitting four threes of his own and finishing with 31 points. But Brothers did not have a lot of help on the outside, as the Spiders finished the game under 30 percent from three-point range. Some felt the ten-seeded Spiders could go on a magical run and play their way into the dance, but it was not to be as a disappointing season came to a quick end.

For more on the Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament 2012, be sure to check out this SB Nation D.C. StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's college basketball hub will have all the news and nuggets you need in preparation for March and the madness it brings.