The opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament ended in bizarre fashion as Charlotte made eight free throws over the final 4.7 seconds en route to a victory over Richmond, which was whistled for three technical fouls during the turnaround.
Treveon Graham scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 2:58 to play, and No. 21 VCU beat city rival Richmond 93-82 on Wednesday night, avoiding a sweep of the season series.
Andrew Smith scored 15 points, Kellen Dunham added 11 and No. 13 Butler used a stifling defense to pull away from Richmond for a 62-47 victory in its first Atlantic 10 Conference home game Wednesday night.