LEXINGTON, Va. -- D.J. Covington led four players in double figures with 19 points and eight rebounds as Virginia Military Institute turned a six-point halftime deficit into a 76-57 win over Campbell on Wednesday and snapped the Camels' five-game winning streak.
VMI (9-7, 4-0 Big South Conference) shot a porous 29.6 percent (8 of 27) in the first half as Campbell, which made 13 of 28 in the first half, took a 33-27 lead into intermission. The Keydets opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take their first lead 35-33.
Campbell (8-10, 3-1) tied the game at 41-all with 13:02 left but VMI outscored the Camels 21-4 over the next 5 minutes to jump ahead 62-45.
Reco McCarter led Campbell with 13 points.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.