VMI vs Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern 71, VMI 65

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Arlon Harper scored a career-high 33 points to pace Charleston Southern over Virginia Military Institute 71-65 in the Big South Conference semifinals Saturday.

Harper, who also had a career-best nine rebounds for the Buccaneers (19-11), secured the victory with four free throws in the final 22 seconds.

Rodney Glasgow, who scored a career-best 31 for the Keydets (14-17), converted a three-point play with 25 seconds left to bring VMI within 67-65.

Harper scored seven points during a 14-2 run to start the second half that gave Charleston Southern a 39-32 lead, which reached 57-47 with 8:55 left.

Saah Nimley added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Charleston Southern, the South Division's top seed, which is seeking its first NCAA tournament berth since 1997.

D.J. Covington scored 16 points and Stan Okoye had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Keydets, who made just 5 of 28 3-point tries (17.9 percent).

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Scoreboard
VMI (14-17)303565
Charleston Southern (19-11) «254671

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VMI Keydets
D. Covington, F377-122-291216
S. Okoye, F304-164-7143312
N. Gore, F280-10-07210
R. Glasgow, G4012-233-430231
B. Brown, G380-90-07130
T. Marshall121-40-02023
D. Albritton81-20-02002
J. Carr40-10-00010
P. Anglade20-01-20011
J. Watson10-00-00000
Totals 25-6810-154871565
 36.8%66.7% 
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
M. Muo, F190-10-01040
A. Fullah, F60-10-02000
S. Nimley, G366-201-2124014
A. Harper, G3210-208-892333
J. Sexton, G210-70-00110
P. Gombwer274-80-110028
M. Bernard201-50-08212
S. Strickland162-52-40017
M. Kennedy141-32-20125
C. Bowen91-40-04002
Totals 25-7413-1750101471
 33.8%76.5% 
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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MEMP 86
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UK 61
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SJU 67
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ARIZ 73
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AF 89
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