Longwood vs VMI

VMI 90, Longwood 86

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Stan Okoye scored 31 points as Virginia Military Institute hung on to defeat Longwood 90-86 Thursday in the Big South Conference quarterfinals after having a 17-point lead cut to two in the final 11:51.

A jumper by Lucas Woodhouse with 14 seconds remaining brought the Lancers (8-25) to within two, 88-86. After Brian Brown missed the second of two free throws for the Keydets (14-16), Rodney Glasgow's steal and subsequent free throw with 3 seconds left sealed the win.

Okoye was held to six points in the second half, but D.J. Covington finished with 26 points and Glasgow 22 for VMI, which will play Charleston Southern in the semifinals Saturday.

Freshman forward Michael Kessens led Longwood with a career-best 36 points and also had 16 rebounds. The Lancers, who beat UNC Asheville on Tuesday in their first tournament game as a Big South member, also got 16 points and nine assists from Woodhouse.

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Scoreboard
Longwood (8-25)434386
VMI (14-16) «553590

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Longwood Lancers
M. Kessens, F4013-2110-12160436
J. Dublin, F213-72-27128
D. Robinson, G391-62-24015
L. Woodhouse, G396-90-059516
T. Carey, G323-82-220310
K. Ziegler273-75-750411
S. Shockley20-00-00010
Totals 29-5821-2542102086
 50%84% 
VMI Keydets
S. Okoye, F368-1712-1492231
D. Covington, F3112-182-260526
N. Gore, F262-70-04455
R. Glasgow, G406-138-916222
B. Brown, G361-43-43016
T. Marshall140-20-01010
P. Anglade90-00-01020
J. Carr80-00-10020
Totals 29-6125-3027122090
 47.5%83.3% 
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

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
 
Other games
WISC 43 Final
MIST 58
ORE 53 Final
COLO 76