Atlantic City, NJ (Sports Network) - Kevin Anderson posted 27 points and six rebounds as Richmond advanced to the Atlantic 10 final with an 89-85 decision over 24th-ranked Xavier.
David Gonzalvez added 26 points and five assists for the Spiders (26-7), who will face Temple in the championship contest on Sunday.
Dan Geriot scored 11 points and Francis Martel had 10 for Richmond, which reached the A-10 title game for the second time in school history and first since 2002.
Jordan Crawford tallied 20 points and eight boards for the Musketeers (24-8), who had topped Dayton in the quarterfinals and saw their NCAA Tournament stock drop slightly with the defeat.
Terrell Holloway scored 16 points, and Mark Lyons posted 13 for Xavier, which was looking to play in the conference final contest for the first time since winning the title in 2006.
Justin Harper's three-pointer with 2:13 left in overtime gave Richmond an 81-76 cushion, then Jason Love's tip-in on the next possession brought Xavier as close as it came down the stretch.
Anderson hit a layup for a five-point contest with just over a minute left in overtime, then hit all four of his free-throw tries in the final seconds to wrap up the win.