Arlon Harper recorded career-highs in both points (33) and rebounds (9), leading No. 1 South Charleston Southern to a 71-65 victory over No. 2 North VMI in Saturday’s first VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal presented by AT&T, inside The HTC Center.
Stan Okoye had 32 points, including a career-high six three-pointers, to go along with 11 rebounds, Rodney Glasgow added a season-high 18 points and six assists in his return to the lineup and D.J. Covington chipped in with seven blocked shots, leading the VMI Keydets to a 83-66 win over the Liberty Flames Tuesday night at the Vines Center in Lynchburg.
The Marist Red Foxes shot 64 percent from the field, led by Chavaughn Lewis’ 30-point, 16-rebound night, en route to a 112-74 win over the VMI Keydets Saturday night in both teams’ Ramada Worldwide Bracketbuster game in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The VMI Keydets chopped a 19-point lead to six early in the second half, but the Charleston Southern Buccaneers outscored VMI 31-14, including runs of 10-0 and 14-0, the rest of the way and went on to defeat the Keydets, 92-69, in Big South basketball action Thursday night in North Charleston, S.C.
Stan Okoye had 22 points, making him the fifth VMI player to exceed 2,000 career points, but the High Point Panthers shot 69.2% from the field in the second half and clinched the Big South North Division title, 78-67, Tuesday evening at Cameron Hall.
Despite a career-high 31 points and 15 rebounds by junior forward D.J. Covington, VMI fell short to Campbell University, 87-78 in a Big South North Division clash before 2,258 at Gore Arena Saturday afternoon.
Stan Okoye had 34 points and 16 rebounds, but the UNC Asheville Bulldogs held the rest of the VMI Keydets to just 45 points and used a 22-4 second half run to pull away for a 90-79 win in Big South basketball action Friday night at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va. The game was played in front of the seventh-largest crowd in Cameron Hall history, 4,117 spectators, and was also shown on ESPNU national television, the first ESPN televised game at Cameron Hall since 1997.
Stan Okoye had a game-high 27 points, D.J. Covington poured in 25 points and blocked five shots and Rodney Glasgow tied a career-high with 11 assists as the VMI Keydets routed the Longwood Lancers, 93-60, in Big South basketball action Wednesday night in Farmville, Va.
Stan Okoye scored VMI’s final 16 points, including 13 in the final 1:11, and converted the go-ahead put-back with 3.4 seconds remaining to lead the Keydets to a 70-69 come-from-behind win over the Radford Highlanders, in Big South basketball action Wednesday night at the Dedmon Center in Radford, Va. With the comeback win, the Keydets regain a share of first place in the Big South’s North division.