AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Stan Okoye led six players in double figures with 19 points as Virginia Military defeated The Citadel 103-100 in the first round of the inaugural All-Military Classic Friday night.
The Citadel used an 11-2 run in the final two minutes to cut VMI's lead to two, 102-100, on a 3-pointer by Marshall Harris with 14.8 seconds remaining. After the Keydets' Keith Gabriel hit a free throw with 12 seconds remaining, the Bulldogs were unable to connect as time ran out.
The NCAA's top-scoring team the past five seasons, VMI (1-0) got 17 points apiece from Gabriel and Rodney Glasgow, 15 from freshman Jordan Weethee.
Mike Groselle led the Bulldogs (0-1) with game highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds.
VMI raced to a 32-17 lead in the first half, but The Citadel used a 12-0 run to cut the lead to 32-29. The Keydets led 52-46 at the break.