VMI meets Wofford in SoCon quarters
VMI (11-20, 5-14) vs. No. 1 seed Wofford (26-4, 18-0)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
VMI faces WCU in SoCon tourney
No. 9 seed Western Carolina (7-24, 4-14) vs. No. 8 seed VMI (10-20, 4-14)
Southern Conference Tourney First Round, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 5 p.m....
Gilkeson, Patel lead VMI over The Citadel 81-78
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Garrett Gilkeson and Sarju Patel scored 19 points apiece as VMI narrowly defeated The Citadel 81-78 on Saturday.
Bubba Parham added 15 points and nine assists for the...
VMI seeks revenge on The Citadel
The Citadel (12-16, 4-13) vs. VMI (9-20, 3-14)
Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Citadel goes for the season sweep over VMI after winning the...
Parham scores 31 to carry VMI past Mercer 84-71
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham had 31 points as VMI beat Mercer 84-71 on Thursday night.
Myles Lewis had 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for VMI (9-20, 3-14 Southern...
Mercer looks to extend streak vs VMI
Mercer (11-17, 6-10) vs. VMI (8-20, 2-14)
Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over...
WCU looks for home win vs VMI
VMI (7-20, 1-14) vs. Western Carolina (7-22, 4-12)
Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Carolina looks for its fourth straight win...
Austin, Guerrero carry Samford past VMI 84-77 in OT
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Brandon Austin and Ruben Guerrero scored 19 points apiece as Samford topped VMI 84-77 in overtime on Saturday.
Samford scored seven of the first nine points in overtime.
In the final seconds of regulation, VMI's Bubba Parham made one of two free throws to give the Keydets a 70-68 lead, then Samford's Brandon Austin tied it with a layup.
Josh Sharkey added 15 points for Samford. Guerrero also had 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Bulldogs, while Sharkey posted nine assists.
Smallwood scores 16, Chattanooga tops VMI 71-70
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Thomas Smallwood scored 16 points, including four of Chattanooga's 12 3-pointers and the Mocs defeated VMI 71-70 on Thursday night.
Smallwood, a 7-foot backup center who averages 6.1 points per game, made all four of his 3-point tries and the Mocs (11-14, 6-6 Southern Conference) made 12 of 30 for 40 percent. Ramon Vila, David Jean-Baptiste and Donovann Toatley scored 11 each for UTC.
Stallworth scores 29, Williams beats buzzer in Citadel win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Quayson Williams drove the length of the court for the winning layup as time expired and The Citadel defeated rival VMI 84-82 on Saturday.
VMI's Garrett Gilkeson grabbed an offensive rebound and missed the follow-up in heavy traffic with four seconds remaining. The Citadel's Zane Najdawi grabbed that rebound and threw a short outlet to Williams who raced to the other end for his only points of the game.
Cummings scores 24, helps Mercer put away VMI 88-68
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominant first half for Mercer and the Bears defeated VMI 88-68 on Thursday night.
Hoover, Jackson spark Wofford past VMI 90-76 in Southern
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nathan Hoover scored 25 points, Cameron Jackson 23 and Wofford forced 22 turnovers to defeat VMI 90-76 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to five games.
Hoover went 10 for 19 from the floor with three 3-pointers, Jackson was 9 of 14 and added 10 rebounds — his fourth double-double this season. Wofford (14-4, 6-0 Southern) shot 51 percent.
Lyons scores 21 to lift Furman past VMI 89-57
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jordan Lyons had 21 points as Furman easily beat VMI 89-57 on Thursday night.
Clay Mounce had 16 points for Furman (15-2, 4-1 Southern Conference). Tre Clark added 13 points and Andrew Brown chipped in with 11.
Jake Stephens had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Keydets (6-10, 0-4). Myles Lewis added 11 points. Garrett Gilkeson had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Alonso scores 17 points and UNC Greensboro holds off VMI
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Francis Alonso made a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left to break a tie and UNC Greensboro remained undefeated in Southern Conference play, defeating VMI 71-68 on Saturday.
Easley guides Chattanooga to victory in SoCon opener
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Kevin Easley tossed in a career-high 26 points and tied his career best with eight rebounds to propel Chattanooga to an 83-65 victory over VMI in a Southern Conference opener on Sunday.
B. Parham tops 30 pts again; VMI downs Kentucky Christian
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham had another big night, scoring 33 points in 34 minutes, and VMI beat Kentucky Christian 106-80 on Tuesday night.
On Sunday, the 5-foot-11 Parham scored a career-high 35 points in a 92-82 loss to No. 10 Kentucky. He shot 11 of 20 from the field, including 10 of 16 from 3-point range. Against the Knights, Parham was 9-of-21 shooting, 5 of 11 from 3-point range and made 10 of 11 foul shots.
Parham scores 19, VMI rolls D-III Goucher 98-34
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 19 points, Garrett Gilkeson had 18 and VMI cruised to a 98-34 win over Division III Goucher on Sunday.
Parham hit four 3-pointers and Gilkeson hit all three of his in going 6 of 7 from the field. Greg Parham and Jake Stephens added 14 points apiece and Myles Lewis and Connor Arnold had 12.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 16 points and No. 8 seed The Citadel held off ninth-seeded VMI 78-70 in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament on Friday.
The Citadel (11-20) will play top-seeded UNC Greensboro (24-7) in a Saturday quarterfinal.
Najdawi was 4 of 11 from the field but made 7 of 11 of his free throws. Frankie Johnson and Matt Frierson added 12 points apiece, and Hayden Brown chipped in 11 for the Bulldogs. Frierson made four of The Citadel's 14 3-pointers.
VMI holds off Chattanooga 68-65 in Big South finale
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 16 points, Austin Vereen got a key steal leading to critical free throws for Garrett Gilkeson with 6.9 seconds left and VMI defeated Chattanooga 68-65 on Sunday.
The game that determined the No. 9 and No. 10 seeds for the Southern Conference Tournament that begins on Friday in Asheville, North Carolina, was decided when Makinde London's 3-pointer went off the rim as time expired.
ETSU beats VMI, ties program record with 16th straight win
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jalan McCloud had 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting and Devontavius Payne scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to help East Tennessee State beat VMI 70-56 on Saturday.
ETSU (22-4, 13-0 Southern Conference) tied a program record with its 16th consecutive win, the second-longest active win streak in the nation. The Bucs, who have won six straight against VMI, also won 16 in a row in the 2003-04 season.
Vereen’s bucket gives VMI 70-69 win at Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Vereen scored off a backdoor cut with six seconds left and VMI defeated Chattanooga 70-69 on Saturday.
The victory between the two teams in the Southern Conference cellar gave the Keydets (7-13, 2-7) consecutive wins at Chattanooga for the first time since winning their first two matchups contested there in 1978-79 and 1979-80.
Parham, Vereen lead hot-shooting VMI to 1st SoCon win 88-81
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 24 points, Austin Vereen added 18 as VMI led the entire way to defeat The Citadel 88-81 on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak and claiming its first Southern Conference victory this season.
Vereen opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers as the Keydets shot 50 percent, never trailed and led by as many as 19 before halftime.
Eleby, Peterson lead VMI past D-III Southern Virginia, 78-47
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Julian Eleby scored 18 points, QJ Peterson added 17 and VMI beat Division III Southern Virginia 78-47 on Tuesday night.
Eleby and Peterson hit four 3-pointers apiece and Peterson moved past Ramon Williams into ninth on VMI's career scoring list.