Richard draws refs' attention
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 1:47 a.m.
With Adrian Moss out, sophomore forward Chris Richard has become the new banger off the bench for Florida.
With it, has come increased attention from Southeastern Conference officials.
Richard was called for four fouls in 14 minutes in Saturday's 82-65 win against Vanderbilt. Two were away from the ball.
Richard also was called for four fouls in 16 minutes of the season-opener against Arkansas. Against Auburn, Richard was whistled for no fouls, but played just five minutes.
On the court, Richard has shown progress in limited playing time. He finished with 4 points and 3 rebounds against Arkansas and 4 points and 2 rebounds against Vanderbilt.
Arkansas, Miami and Louisville were earlier sellouts, but none of the three reached actual fan capacity of 12,000 at the O'Connell Center. For Miami, 10,682 showed up. The Louisville game drew 11,021 to the facility and the Arkansas game drew 11,021.
Overall, Florida is averaging 9,374 through nine home dates. Florida averaged 10,450 through eight home dates at this time last year.
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