The Richmond Spiders received 19 1st place votes and are predicted to win the Atlantic 10 Conference for the first time in school history. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who follow the program closely. For a team that is returning 4 of their 5 starters for last season, the sky is the limit for Chris Mooney and company. Jacob Gilyard was selected to the Preseason All Conference 1st Team, as well as the Preseason All Conference Defensive Team. Grant Golden and Blake Francis were also recognized, as they both landed on the All Conference 2nd Team. Richmond will play their first game on November 25 vs Morehead State at Rupp Arena.
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