Radford vs VMI

VMI 55, Radford 53

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Stan Okoye scored 16 points and made two clutch free throws with 19 seconds left to help Virginia Military Institute beat Radford 55-53 on Monday night in the first round of the Big South tournament.

The Keydets (15-15) scored the game's first six points and led the entire way. Radford was able to make it close late, pulling within one, 52-51, when Johnathan Edwards made a free throw with 1:19 to play.

Edwards missed his second foul shot, and after the Highlanders got back possession, they turned it over, leading to Okoye's foul shots. Ron Burks followed with a free throw with 9 seconds left to seal it for VMI.

The seventh-seeded Keydets will face the No. 2 seed, Coastal Carolina, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

R.J. Price, who hit a jumper for the final margin with 1 second to go, led 10th-seeded Radford (6-26) with 17 points.

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Scoreboard
Radford (6-26)213253
VMI (15-15) «292655

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Radford Highlanders
K. Noreen, F323-50-01129
J. Edwards, F251-43-66045
J. Green, F161-61-27243
R. Price, G346-161-252317
J. Smith, G302-27-861311
C. Smith221-30-02002
D. Mitchell181-60-01103
T. Cerrah141-51-57023
B. Smith80-10-01100
J. Carethers10-00-00010
B. Darden00-00-00000
Totals 16-4813-234281953
 33.3%56.5% 
VMI Keydets
R. Burks, F342-52-35437
S. Okoye, F315-126-1090216
J. Watson, C70-00-02010
K. Gabriel, G334-151-231111
Q. Upshur, G211-21-24033
D. Covington250-13-43043
M. Sparks252-53-42009
R. Glasgow141-30-00313
J. Weethee91-40-03123
N. Gore10-00-00000
Totals 16-4716-253291755
 34%64% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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