Winthrop vs VMI

VMI 86, Winthrop 79

  •  

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Keith Gabriel scored 32 points, knocking down 15 free throws, and Virginia Military Institute rallied to beat Winthrop 86-79 on Saturday for their second straight win.

Stan Okoye finished with 18 points on 5 of 9 shooting, Ron Burks scored 14, Quinton Upshur added 10 for the Keydets, who shot 49 percent (24 of 49) from the floor.

VMI (12-11, 7-6 Big South Conference) led throughout the entire first half and took a 47-36 lead into halftime. But Winthrop opened the second half with a 26-8 run and took a 62-55 lead with 10:56 left to play.

The Keydets rallied back, taking a 79-74 lead with 2:40 left following back-to-back 3-pointers from Okoye and Gabriel.

Gabriel scored six points in the final minute to seal the victory.

George Valentine had 16 points and 11 boards for Winthrop (10-15, 7-7) who won the rebounding battle - 38-21.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Winthrop (10-15)364379
VMI (12-11) «473986

Related Video

 

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's White Florida Gators 2015 NCAA Women's Softball College World Series Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Florida Gators 2015 NCAA Women's Softball College World Series Back to Back Champions
Get the Locker Room Gear
Shop Now

Winthrop Eagles
G. Valentine, F397-122-3111416
J. Jerome, F240-32-43242
M. Morgan, C297-81-171015
A. Jones, G378-151-143322
R. Middleton, G347-160-362117
A. Smith152-40-00205
J. Bourne131-20-03032
D. Henry50-20-00110
G. Gamble40-10-00120
Totals 32-636-1238131879
 50.8%50% 
VMI Keydets
R. Burks, F345-81-241214
S. Okoye, F345-96-844318
N. Gore, F200-50-02210
Q. Upshur, G354-50-032310
K. Gabriel, G336-1215-1633132
J. Weethee202-60-01126
M. Sparks182-40-02106
W. Whiting60-00-00010
Totals 24-4922-2621141386
 49%84.6% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point13-523-1089
Char. So.13-519-12164
Coast. Car.12-624-10130
Radford12-622-12154
Winthrop12-619-13202
Gardner-Webb10-820-15138
NC-Asheville10-815-16242
Presbyterian6-1210-22315
Longwood5-1311-23316
Campbell4-1410-22323
Liberty2-168-24347

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293
 
Other games
S Florida 45 Final
GTOWN 75
Syracuse 95 Final
St John's 70
VAN 65 Final
Florida 73
Virginia 55 Final
Florida St 58
MU 59 Final
ND 76
Baylor 64 Final
Okla St 60
Ohio St 58 Final
Wisc 52
NC 83 Final
MD 74
Auburn 88 Final
Miss St 91
UNLV 66 Final
Wyoming 68
CREI 62 Final
N Iowa 65
Kentucky 86 Final
SC 52
Indiana 78 Final
Purdue 61
MRST 65 Final
UTMA 58
Kansas 71 Final
Missouri 74
GONZ 72 Final
PEP 60
TCU 73 Final
SDSU 83