VMI defeats William & Mary 73-65 in Bracket BusterSaturday, Feb 18, 2012
Michael Sparks added 15 points and Keith Gabriel 12 for the Keydets, who gave coach Duggar Baucom his 100th win at VMI. Only Bart Bellairs (1995-2005) has more wins than the Keydets coach with 116.
After shooting 44.8 percent in the first half (13 of 29), the Keydets (13-14) led 39-30 at halftime.
The Tribe (5-24) pulled within one, 50-49, with 11:20 remaining but missed their next seven shots from the field as VMI went on a 7-2 run.
Jordan Weethee’s 3-pointer put the Keydets up 57-51 with 6:11 to go, and they would lead the rest of the Bracket Busters contest.
Quinn McDowell scored 15 points and Tim Rusthoven and Marcus Thornton added 14 apiece for the Tribe.