VMI beats Charleston Southern 82-76

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Chavis Holmes notched a double-double, scoring 33 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead Virginia Military Institute in an 82-76 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night.

The win clinched the Keydets’ (20-4, 11-2 Big South Conference) fourth 20-win season all-time, and set a new VMI record for Big South victories in a season. This Keydets team broke a tie with the 1995-96 team, which held the previous best of 10 wins.

Ron Burks added 12 points for VMI, going 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.

Jamarco Warren led the Buccaneers (7-16, 2-10) with 21 points, while Omar Carter scored 13 and notched 15 rebounds.

The Buccaneers led by two points at the break, and led 72-70 with 4:14 remaining before VMI closed the half on a game-winning 16-4 run. Holmes hit four free throws and grabbed three boards in the spurt.

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 Charleston S.
Jamarco Warren Jamarco Warren
9-15,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Virginia Military
Chavis Holmes Chavis Holmes
10-21,  33 Pts
12 Rebs, 4 Assists

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