Richmond Falls Short of Memphis Upset

Third-ranked Tigers move on to semifinals
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2007 4:59 AM CST
Memphis forward Robert Dozier (2) fights for a rebound with Richmond forward Justin Harper (32) and Kevin Smith (12) during the first half of a 2K Sports College Hoops Classic college basketball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Third-ranked Memphis took on the University of Richmond in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic last night in a game one UR player compared to David vs. Goliath.  David lost 80-63.  Memphis will now play a yet-to-be-determined team next Monday night at MSG in the tournament semifinals. 

Richmond guard David Gonzalvez, who scored 25 overall, was able to keep the game interesting, cutting Memphis' lead to 3 with 6:25 to go. But Memphis battled back, going to the free-throw line eight times during a two-minute stretch. Memphis returns all five starters from last year's team that made it to the elite eight.