VMI 76, Old Dominion 71
NORFOLK, Va. (AP)
Stan Okoye scored 22 points and D.J. Covington added 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks as Virginia Military Institute held off Old Dominion 76-71 Wednesday night for the Keydets' first win over the Monarchs since 1978.
After a 3-pointer by Dimitri Batten, who led Old Dominion with a career-high 21 points, made it 73-71 with 29 seconds left, VMI's Rodney Glasgow scored on a three-point play 9 seconds later. Covington then blocked two shots to help preserve the win.
The Keydets (2-3), who led 47-34 at the half and by 10 with 14:42 to go, saw the Monarchs (1-4) storm back to lead 64-61 with 5:19 remaining.
Brian Brown's first basket of the game tied it, and Okoye scored four straight points to push VMI ahead 68-65.
The Keydets forced four key turnovers in the final 2:41, two steals by Okoye and one apiece by Glasgow and Covington.