Richmond is 4-9 all-time against Seton Hall. Richmond defeated Seton Hall 77-71 in the season opener last year. The Spiders are 2-1 on the season and will be looking to get off to a 3-1 start for the sixth-straight season. The Spiders defeated McNeese State 58-50 in its last game on Saturday.
Senior Bucknor has led the Spiders in scoring in all three games this season and has scored in double-figures in his last six games dating back to last season. Bucknor had streaks of hitting at least three 3-pointers in his last four games and multiple treys in his last six contests snapped when he went 1of 3 from behind the arc.
While the Spiders continue to get adjusted to running the Princeton offense, Richmond has played very well in its match-up zone defense. The Spiders are holding teams to just 49.7 points per game and have not allowed a team to score 60 points through three games this season. They do not play a true PG but rather 4 forwards and try to create size mismatches on offense and as well as defense. Sr Kevin Steenberge gave SHU fits last year while having a career game. Containing him could be the difference in this year's outcome.
Shakes take- SHU by 5 if they keep the TO's down and have a decent shooting performance.
Quick breakdown of Richmond Spiders
Jermaine Bucknor Sr 6-7 F 15.3 ppg 7.3 rpg
Peter Thomas Jr 6-5 F 8.3 ppg 2 rbg 2.3 apg
Kevin Steenberge Sr 6-11 C 6 ppg 4.3 rpg 2.3 apg
Jarhon Giddings Fr 6-9 F 5.7 ppg 3.3 rpg 1.7 apg
Monty Sanders So 6-6 G/F 5.3 ppg
Drew Crank So 6-11 C 4.7 ppg 3.3 rpg
Oumar Sylla So 6-7 G/F 2.3 ppg
Duncan McLean Fr 6-1 G 15.5 mpg 0 ppg 1 apg
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