The Spiders (11-19, 9-9 Atlantic 10) broke away midway through the opening half with a 12-0 run to make it 24-12 and protected it the rest of the way, taking a 45-32 advantage into the break. Fore, Golden and Sherod each had 3-pointers in the breakaway run.
In the second half, George Mason (15-16, 9-9) twice closed to within four points, 56-52 on Otis Livingston's 3-pointer and then 58-54 on Jaire Grayer's tip-in. Richmond dug in and Gilyard's third 3-pointer of the game pushed the advantage to 78-66 with 4:28 remaining and the Spiders led by double figures the rest of the way.
Top recruits are starting to take their official visits, meaning it's time to make some predictions about where they're leaning.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
Missouri guard Cullen VanLeer is retiring from basketball after tearing his ACL in the Tigers' final regular-season game last season.