VMI holds on to beat Charleston Southern 93-91 in overtime

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Travis Holmes hit two free throws with two seconds left in overtime to lead VMI past Charleston Southern 93-91 in Big South Conference action Saturday.

The Keydets (9-6, 1-0 Big South) got 30 points from Reggie Williams and 22 points, including six 3-pointers, from Chavis Holmes, Travis’ twin brother. Austin Kenon had 17 points, including five from long range. Travis Holmes finished with 16.

The Buccaneers (6-10, 0-1) trailed by as many as 14 in the first half and by 10 with 9:46 left in regulation when Travis Holmes hit a 3-pointer to put VMI up 64-54.

Charleston Southern went on a 17-7 run, in which Chris Moore hit three of his eight 3-pointers, to tie the game at 71 with 4:54 left in the game.

Moore finished with 28 points. Jamarco Warren also hit eight 3-pointers and finished with 26 points.

Omar Carter had 17 for Charleston Southern, including a layup with 1:07 left in regulation to tie the game at 80.

VMI led much of the overtime, but the Buccaneers took at two-point lead with just 36 second left when Moore made a free throw. Williams tied the game 11 seconds later on a layup and Austin Johnson fouled Travis Holmes on a rebound with just two seconds left.

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