VMI edges Richmond 73-70

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Chavis Holmes scored 15 points in the last three minutes and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds left as Virginia Military Institute rallied to defeat Richmond 73-70 on Wednesday night.

The Keydets (10-2) extended their winning streak to six games and have won nine of the last 10, their best run since 1990.

After Holmes’ 3-pointer put VMI up 71-69, Richmond’s Kevin Anderson made the front end of a 1-and-1 for 71-70. Holmes added two free throws with 3 seconds left to finish with 23 points.

The Spiders (7-6) led 37-33 at halftime and built a 65-58 lead with 4:18 left. That’s when Holmes went to work, making two 3s, a jumper and seven free throws.

Travis Holmes added 19 points and Austin Kenon had 16 for VMI.

Anderson had 23 points for Richmond, his 22nd straight game in double figures, and David Gonzalvez had 11, his 14th straight.

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