Justin Harper scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the first half to help lead visiting Richmond past Arizona State 67-61 yesterday.

Kevin Anderson added 14 points and Springfield (Delco) High's Dan Geriot had 11 for the Spiders (7-2). Rihards Kuksiks and Kyle Cain each scored 14 points for the Sun Devils.

Richmond held Arizona State (3-4) to 34.5 percent shooting.

"When the game was free flowing I thought we were a little bit better than they were," said Richmond coach Chris Mooney, a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High. "It's so hard playing a team that's so committed to the zone, we didn't want to get bogged down with too many plays."

In other games:

* At Washington, D.C., Erving Walker scored 16 points to lead four Gators in double figures, and No. 18 Florida (6-2) earned a 67-48 victory over American (5-3) at the Verizon Center.

* At Virginia Tech, Mike Scott scored 21 points to lead Virginia (5-3, 1-0 ACC) to a 57-54 victory over the Hokies (4-4, 0-3), who were led by Malcolm Delaney's 26 points.

* At DePaul, freshman Brandon Young scored 31 points and DePaul (3-4) beat Central Michigan (2-5), 71-62.

* At South Carolina, Bruce Ellington scored 14 points as the Gamecocks (6-1) broke a six-game losing streak to state rival Clemson (5-3), 64-60.

* At Florida State, Derwin Kitchen (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Bernard James (10, 13) led the Seminoles (6-2) to a 60-38 victory over cold-shooting Hartford (2-6), 60-38.

In a women's game:

* At Connecticut, Maya Moore scored 17 points to become the school's career scoring leader (2,355 points) and top-ranked Connecticut (8-0) routed Sacred Heart (3-4) 86-32 to win its 86th consecutive game