East Tennessee St. rolls to 5th straight Southern Conf. win
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) David Burrell and Devontavius Payne had 17 points apiece as East Tennessee State remained unbeaten in Southern Conference action after dominating VMI 89-48 on Saturday afternoon.
Burrell was 7 of 11 from the floor while grabbing seven rebounds. Payne, who had 11 points and seven rebounds in the first half, nailed four from long range while grabbing nine rebounds, dishing out three assists with four steals and one block. Bo Hodges added 16 points and Desonta Bradford chipped in 14 with six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block.
ETSU (14-4, 5-0) which bolted to a 35-19 halftime advantage, shot 43 percent (13-30) while limiting the Keydets to 5-of-26 shooting in the first half. The Buccaneers shot 53 percent (33-62) for the game. VMI made just 13 of 50 (26 percent).
Bubba Parham had 16 points for the Keydets (5-10, 0-4).