RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders topped the Virginia Commonwealth Rams Saturday, 64-55, winning at the Siegel Center for the first time since 2001.
The Rams had won four straight and 11 of the 13 over their city rivals and lost just once in 10 previous meetings at the Siegel Center to the Spiders.
VCU led after the first half, 28-22, but in the second half, the Spiders came out like a totally different team, starting with a 13-4 run to begin the half.
VCU would rally behind Treveon Graham, who led all VCU scorers with a team-high 18 points. But the rally would fall short. And, late in the second half, VCU star Briante Weber suffered an injury while making a jump stop He would later return to the bench with crutches.
The VCU Athletic department announced later in a tweet that Weber had torn his ACL, MCL and meniscus.
Weber, a senior from Chesapeake, was one of the best defenders in college basketball history. He will end his college basketball career just 12 steals shy of the all-time college basketball steals record.
For the Spiders, Kendall Anthony would be the story in the second half, scoring 20 of his game-high 22 points after the break.
The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak for the Rams, but they still lead the all-time series, 45-27. The two teams will meet again at the Robbins Center on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.