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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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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
Wofford0-05-134
ETSU0-03-1105
W. Carolina0-03-3141
Mercer0-02-271
VMI0-02-2197
Chattanooga0-02-3180
Citadel0-02-3331
Samford0-02-4267
Furman0-01-3252
UNC-Green.0-01-4314

Big South
NorthConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point0-04-191
Radford0-02-2191
Longwood0-02-3242
Liberty0-02-4343
Campbell0-01-2350
SouthConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Coast. Car.0-04-1149
Char. So.0-03-1128
NC-Asheville0-02-2274
Winthrop0-02-2263
Gardner-Webb0-02-369
Presbyterian0-02-4273
 
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