Hodges hit 10 of 13 shots.
Patrick Good scored only 2 points. The Buccaneers' leading scorer coming into the contest at 12 points per game, he failed to make a shot from beyond the arc (0 of 5).
Myles Lewis scored a career-high 27 points for the Keydets (7-20, 1-14), who have now lost eight games in a row. Sarju Patel added 12 points.
Bubba Parham, the Keydets' leading scorer heading into the matchup at 21 points per game, was held to 2 points on 0-of-12 shooting.
The Buccaneers improve to 2-0 against the Keydets for the season. East Tennessee State defeated VMI 85-82 on Jan. 17. East Tennessee State plays UNC Greensboro on the road on Sunday. VMI takes on Western Carolina on the road on Saturday.