Winthrop vs VMI

VMI 72, Winthrop 54

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Stan Okoye scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Virginia Military Institute stayed unbeaten in Big South Conference play by defeating Winthrop 72-54 Saturday.

The Keydets (8-7, 3-0) are off to their best Big South start since 2008-09, when they started 6-0 in the league.

Winthrop (6-9, 0-3) lost its fourth consecutive game.

Brian Brown scored all eight of his points for VMI during a 17-4 second-half stretch when the Keydets increased a two-point lead to a 55-40 advantage with 11:18 remaining. Their lead remained in double figures after that.

VMI led by as many as 10 points, 26-16, in the first half before the Eagles cut it to 35-32 at halftime. Gideon Gamble scored 12 of his 16 points for Winthrop in the first half.

Dorian Albritton scored 14 points and D.J. Covington 12 for VMI. Okoye moved into fifth on the Keydets' career rebounds list with 810.

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Winthrop Eagles
L. Brown, F274-110-09138
J. Jerome, F273-62-31328
J. Bourne, F191-20-03032
G. Gamble, G367-140-041116
A. Smith, G323-90-01229
S. Johnson181-40-02012
D. Henry170-41-21101
R. King162-40-05014
S. Diop82-20-03004
Totals 23-563-53381354
 41.1%60% 
VMI Keydets
S. Okoye, F398-167-8133225
D. Covington, F375-122-561212
N. Gore, F331-30-01822
R. Glasgow, G323-70-01418
B. Brown, G183-50-01038
D. Albritton205-60-010014
T. Marshall101-30-02113
J. Carr80-10-01000
J. Watson20-00-00000
P. Anglade10-10-00010
Totals 26-549-1328171272
 48.1%69.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Ash.14-222-770
Winthrop13-321-674
Liberty13-318-11162
Gardner-Webb9-716-13215
High Point8-814-14228
Radford7-912-16216
Campbell6-1013-15278
Char. So.6-1010-17310
Longwood3-136-21338
Presbyterian1-155-22346

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ETSU13-323-676
Furman13-420-10101
UNC-Green.12-421-8118
Chattanooga10-519-890
Wofford10-715-15204
Samford7-816-12165
Mercer7-913-16206
W. Carolina3-138-21260
VMI3-136-21318
Citadel2-149-20306
 
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