Scores

Final

VMI 86

(6-7, 1-0 Big South)

Presbyterian 77

(3-12, 0-1 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center, Clinton, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    VMI 38 4886
    PRE 29 4877

    Top Performers

    Vmi: S. Okoye 39 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Stl

    Presbyterian: J. Clyburn 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    VMI 86, Presbyterian 77

    Associated Press

    CLINTON, S.C. -- Stan Okoye scored a career-high 39 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Virginia Military Institute beat Presbyterian 86-77 Saturday night in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

    D.J. Covington scored 18 points and Rodney Glasgow added 17 for the Keydets (6-7).

    With Presbyterian trailing 32-27 with 4:18 remaining in the first half, VMI closed out the period on a 6-2 run to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.

    Okoye made a free throw at the 18:14 mark in the second half to push VMI's lead to 10, 41-31.

    VMI got its largest lead of the game, 18 points, when Okoye converted a layup with 9:20 left to play to make it 65-47.

    VMI shot 66.7 percent (14 for 21) in the second half and made 15 free throws in the period to close out Presbyterian (3-12).

    Khalid Mutakabbir led the Blue Hose with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VMI
    PRE
    Points 86 77
    FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 30-63 (.476)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-30 (.800) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

    2012-13 Season

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