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SFU men at Richmond

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Tipoff: 7 p.m., Robins Center, Richmond, Va.

Records: Saint Francis (0-1); Richmond (0-1)

Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 97-124 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Chris Mooney is 250-215 entering his 15th season at Richmond.

Radio: Online at sfuathletics.com

Notes: This is Richmond’s opener, while the Flash played Tuesday night in Richmond at No. 25 VCU, losing 72-58. … SFU put up a respectable showing against VCU in losing by just 14. They were down 36-22 after a cold-shooting first half but played the Rams even in the second half, 36-36. … Isaiah Blackmon led the Flash with 15 points, while Keith Braxton had 11 and Myles Thompson 10. … Richmond was picked to finish ninth in the Atlantic 10. … Richmond is favored by 11½ points.

Mirror prediction: Richmond 68, Saint Francis 60

Comment: This is a winnable game for the Flash, who need to get off to a good start. The Spiders might be sluggish since this is their opener, so having already played a game gives Saint Francis a slight edge.

Mirror prediction record: 1-0

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