Gophers will play Richmond at home next season in non-conference schedule
May 10, 2012 — 12:23pm
A Gophers’ team source said today that the program signed a “home and home” series with Richmond, with the first game to come at Minnesota in the upcoming season.
The news of the pair of games should come as a welcoming sign to many Gophers fans that have voiced concern about the lack of competitive games in the non-conference schedule. The Spiders went 16-16 overall last season, including 7-9 in the Atlantic-10. In the two seasons prior, Richmond enjoyed back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and top-25 finishing teams.
Last season, the Spiders had four players average double digits and they will return all four: Darien Brothers (14.6 points), Kendall Anthony (13.0), Derrick Williams (11.2) and Cedrick Lindsay (11.2).
There is no news yet about when in the non-conference schedule the teams would meet.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.