ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Reggie Williams scored 34 points to lead six VMI players in double digits Monday as the Keydets defeated UNC Asheville 102-97.
Travis Holmes added 17 points for the Keydets (9-12, 2-3 BSC), who held off a last-ditch Bulldog comeback to secure their first win against UNC Asheville since joining the Big South Conference three years ago.
UNC Asheville (6-14, 2-4 BSC) took a 92-91 lead with four minutes left on Vincent James' two free throws, but VMI answered with an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. The Bulldogs cut the lead to 99-97 with 37 seconds left, but Williams was fouled and made 1-of-2 free throws and Murrer dunked for the final score.
The Bulldogs had a season-high 29 turnovers that VMI converted into 32 points. VMI turned over the ball just 11 times and had 19 steals.
Joey Harrell led five Bulldogs in double-digit scoring with a career-high 21 points. Freshman Sean Smith added a career-best 16 points, Vincent James chipped in 15 points, and K.J. Garland scored 14 points. Donovan Jones had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.