Scores

Final

High Point 81

(22-10, 11-3 Big South)

VMI 91

(14-18, 5-9 Southern)

    6:00 PM ET, March 1, 2007

    Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    HP 43 3881
    VMI 48 4391

    Top Performers

    High Point: E. Harris 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    VMI: R. Williams 28 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    VMI 91, High Point 81

    Associated Press

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Reggie Williams scored 28 points to lead VMI to a 91-81 upset of High Point on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Big South tournament.

    The sixth-seeded Keydets (14-18) advance to Saturday's championship game against top seed Winthrop with a shot at the school's first NCAA tournament bid since 1977.

    VMI led by five at halftime, but Eugene Harris' 3-pointer put the No. 2 seed Panthers (22-10) ahead 52-50 with 16 minutes to go.

    The Keydets retook the lead three minutes later on a jumper by Travis Holmes and would take a 72-64 lead with eight minutes left. High Point trailed by only two with 5:20 left after Mike Jefferson's 3-pointer, but VMI scored the next eight points to put the game away.

    The two teams set a tournament record with 27 3-pointers and 69 attempts from behind the arc. The Panthers set a team record, making 15 3-pointers, while Harris matched the individual record for 3s by shooting 7-of-14 behind the arc.

    Harris led High Point with 23 points, while Jefferson added 17 points.

    Travis Holmes added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Fred Robinson added 16 points for VMI.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HP
    VMI
    Points 81 91
    FG Made-Attempted 31-73 (.425) 32-66 (.485)
    3P Made-Attempted 15-39 (.385) 12-30 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 10, 2007 HP 115, @VMI 104Recap
    Feb 24, 2007 @HP 109, VMI 92Recap
    » Mar 1, 2007 @VMI 91, HP 81Recap