The Richmond Spiders have been to the NCAA Tournament nine times in their history. Five of those times the Spiders advanced to the Round of 32 and twice they made it to the Sweet Sixteen (1988 and 2011). The Spiders have been to the NIT eight times, advancing to the quarterfinals twice, including last season when they lost to Miami 63-61, just a three-pointer away from going to Madison Square Garden.
The Spiders have also been to the CBI three times, advancing to the semifinals in 2009 and the quarterfinals in 2013. Will the Spiders be back in the postseason in 2016? Come out to Robins Center and see.
Robins Center opened in 1972 and seats over 7000 Spiders fans. The seating was actually reduced during renovations in 2014 to make room for LED lighting, new video boards and VIP seating. You will enjoy your favorite concession items such as cheeseburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, popcorn, ice cream and more while watching some of college basketball’s best teams in action.
With the new video bards and a raucous student section, the atmosphere is great from pregame intros all the way to the end. The students are loud all game long as they chant in unison for “RU” to meet their rivals.
Richmond is part of the Atlantic 10 Conference, which includes great teams such as Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, LaSalle, UMass, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, St. Louis, and VCU. You will likely see one or more of these teams in the Sweet Sixteen and there is always a chance one might get even further.
Do not miss out on the great A-10 action this season at Robins Center.
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