Scores

Final

VMI 89

(17-12, 10-8 Big South)

Winthrop 85

(13-16, 9-9 Big South)

7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2011

Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina

1 2 T
VMI 46 4389
WIN 49 3685

Top Performers

Virginia Military: A. Kenon 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

Winthrop: A. Jones 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast

VMI 89, Winthrop 85

Associated Press

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Austin Kenon scored 29 points and Virginia Military Institute rallied to defeat Winthrop 89-85 Saturday night, earning the fourth seed in the Big South Conference tournament and the right to host a first-round game.

The Keydets (17-12, 10-8) trailed 85-84 with 1:35 to play, then Rodney Glasgow and Kenon hit jumpers and Michael Sparks made a free throw with 14 seconds left.

The Eagles (13-16, 9-9) missed four 3-pointers in the final minute, three in the last 16 seconds.

VMI, which won for the fifth time in six games, trailed 40-27 with 5:55 left in the first half, closing to 49-46 at the break.

While the Keydets, the nation's scoring leaders, hit their average of 88.5 points per game, the Eagles far exceeded their 64.8 average. They scored higher this season only in the 88-82 overtime win at VMI on Dec. 2.

Andre Jones led Winthrop with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
WIN
Points 89 85
FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 33-67 (.493)
3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 13-22 (.591)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 13

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 2, 2010 WIN 88, @VMI 82Recap
» Feb 26, 2011 VMI 89, @WIN 85Recap
Mar 1, 2011 @VMI 78, WIN 73Recap