VMI vs Presbyterian

VMI 86, Presbyterian 77

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CLINTON, S.C. (AP) - Stan Okoye scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Virginia Military Institute beat Presbyterian 86-77 Saturday night in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

D.J. Covington scored 18 points and Rodney Glasgow added 17 for the Keydets (6-7).

With Presbyterian trailing 32-27 with 4:18 remaining in the first half, VMI closed out the period on a 6-2 run to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.

Okoye made a free throw at the 18:14 mark in the second half to push VMI's lead to 10, 41-31.

VMI got its largest lead of the game, 18 points, when Okoye converted a layup with 9:20 left to play to make it 65-47.

VMI shot 66.7 percent (14 for 21) in the second half and made 15 free throws in the period to close out Presbyterian (3-12).

Khalid Mutakabbir led the Blue Hose with 19 points.

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Scoreboard
VMI (6-7) «384886
Presbyterian (3-12)294877

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VMI Keydets
S. Okoye, F3712-2212-1480039
N. Gore, F301-30-04242
D. Covington, F287-84-681318
B. Brown, G362-80-02136
R. Glasgow, G345-106-634117
T. Marshall141-20-01022
P. Anglade90-01-22001
J. Carr70-00-02000
D. Albritton50-01-21011
Totals 28-5324-303281486
 52.8%80% 
Presbyterian Blue Hose
J. Clyburn, F307-121-261315
W. Truss, C165-51-231411
K. Mutakabbir, G397-143-311219
J. Downing, G374-81-263212
E. Washington, G363-110-04628
R. Hargrave214-90-07228
R. McTavish160-44-44034
A. Anderson50-00-00000
Totals 30-6310-1332141877
 47.6%76.9% 
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

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
 
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