Richmond overcomes slow start but still loses 64-61 to Old Dominion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Ahmad Caver had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Zoran Talley scored 12 points and OId Dominion beat Richmond 64-61 on Monday night.

ODU (2-0) snapped a 10-game road losing streak against the Spiders.

Caver made a layup and then, after his steal from Jones, fed Brandan Stith for a dunk that put Old Dominion up 60-59 with 3:49 to play. Neither team made a field goal the rest of the way, combining to go 0-for-7 – with Richmond missing its last five shots including a half-court heave by ShawnDre’ Jones as time expired.

The Monarchs made 4 of 6 foul shots, including 3 of 4 by Talley in the final 1:44, to seal it.

A 3-pointer by Jordan Baker capped a 16-0 Old Dominion run to open the game and the Monarchs led 22-4 with 9:44 left in the half. ShawnDre’ Jones scored nine points during a 23-9 spurt to close the half that pulled Richmond (1-1) within four at the break.

Jones led Richmond with 23 points. T.J. Cline added 18 with six rebounds and seven assists.