I don't know if you can see the picture well enough to tell, but I picked Richmond to advance to the Sweet 16, so I was one of the few people who actually had a vested interest in this game.
If you were lucky enough to join me in that interest, allow me to congratulate you.
In the matchup of who had the better Harper (Demonte from Morehead St. and Justin from Richmond), it was pretty evident that Richmond won that battle.
Justin Harper dominated the game from start to finish, and Richmond's early lead was never challenged. The Eagles were never closer than six points behind the Spiders in the second half.
Kenny Anderson kept the Spiders alive in the Vanderbilt game and eventually took the game over in the final 10 minutes; he contributed 14 points against Morehead St. and played great defense on the perimeter.
Kenneth Faried collected his 86th double-double, one shy of Tim Duncan's record, but was a relative-non factor in the game, finishing with 11 points and 13 rebounds, which are actually both less than his season averages.
After playing hero against Louisville with a last-second three-pointer, crushing the hearts of many people in the first two hours of the tournament, Demonte Harper was bottled up and was only 2-of-15 with four points.
The Eagles just couldn't buy a bucket and finished 18-of-48 (37.5 percent) and 2-of-14 from behind the arc (14.3 percent)
Richmond was actually a somewhat popular pick to win their first game. They rolled through the Atlantic 10 tournament, which produced three teams in the NCAA tournament and is regarded as the best mid-major conference.
Not only that, but they have gotten used to playing spoiler, as they are now the only team to win games as a No. 12, 13, 14 and 15 seed.
If you were one of those few people who picked them to advance to the Sweet 16, you sort of lucked out when Morehead St. beat Louisville, but that's what makes this tournament so great. Anyone can win on any given night, besides, of course, a No.16 seed, which has never happened.