Jones hit a layup to give Richmond a 6-4 lead, sparking a 12-3 run, and the Spiders pulled ahead 21-11 on a jumper by Jones. South Alabama gained ground on a 12-5 run but trailed at halftime 28-25.
South Alabama's Williams tied it at 44-all with a 3-pointer at 9:11 and Abdul Lewis put the Jaguars up 46-44 with a jumper. Richmond regained the lead 47-46 on a free throw by Allen then used 12-4 run to pull ahead. Allen scored five points in the final 1:20 to help seal the win.