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Alonso FTs foil upset bid as UNC Greensboro clips VMI 63-61

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Francis Alonso scored 19 points and his free throws with 3.7 seconds left to play allowed defending Southern Conference regular-season champion North Carolina Greensboro to escape with a 63-61 win at VMI on Saturday.

Austin Vereen, who came on after halftime to score 11 of his 14 points, fired a last-gasp shot for VMI from just inside half-court, but the ball skipped off the front of the rim at the horn.

UNCG (11-4, 2-0) led by 13 with 12:33 remaining but lost all of it as the Keydets scrapped into a 57-55 lead eight minutes later when Fred Iruafemi hit two from the line.

Iruafemi fouled out on the next possession while defending Alonso, who made both free throws. The teams traded free throws and the lead in the last four minutes. Vereen hit a pair to lift VMI into a 61-61 tie with 25.7 seconds left. UNCG worked the clock down before finding Alonso on the wing.

James Dickey scored 14 for the Spartans, who made 7 of 10 3-pointers in the first half but were 0 of 14 in the second. Bubba Parham led VMI (5-9, 0-3) with 19.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo NC-Greensboro 11-4 372663
home team logo VMI 5-9 253661
Team Stats
away team logo NC-Greensboro 11-4 76.1 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo VMI 5-9 76.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
10
F. Alonso 17.6 PPG 2.3 RPG 2.5 APG 41.9 FG%
3
B. Parham 21.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.5 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB