Winthrop 109, VMI 96
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Michael Jenkins scored 28, and Craig Bradshaw had 27 and 15 rebounds to help Winthrop pull away in the second half and defeat VMI 109-96 on Wednesday night.
The Keydets (10-14, 3-5 Big South) led 57-56 with 15:17 left, but several minutes later Winthrop (18-4, 8-0) used a 15-2 run to take a 12-point lead. The Eagles used free throw shooting and strong rebounding to expand their lead from there.
Winthrop shot 58.1 percent and enjoyed a 38-15 second half rebounding advantage. VMI shot just 36.6 percent in the second.
Phillip Williams led Winthrop with 16 points and Taj McCullough added 14.
Reggie Williams had 19 points for the Keydets and Chavis Holmes and Travis Holmes each had 17.