Parham posts career-high 38 to lead VMI past W Carolina
Marcus Thomas' 3-point play with 33.9 seconds left brought Western Carolina within 80-78 before VMI (8-20, 2-14) sealed it from the foul line as Gilkeson sank a pair and Lewis made 1 of 2. Lewis finished with 12 rebounds.
The Keydets overcame 10 missed free throws (15 of 25) coming up with 10 steals and forced Western Carolina into 14 turnovers.
The Catamounts have dropped back-to-back games and have lost six of their last seven.