VMI holds off Longwood 90-86 in quarterfinalsThursday, Mar 7, 2013
CONWAY, S.C. (AP)—Stan Okoye scored 31 points as Virginia Military Institute hung on to defeat Longwood 90-86 Thursday in the Big South Conference quarterfinals after having a 17-point lead cut to two in the final 11:51.
A jumper by Lucas Woodhouse with 14 seconds remaining brought the Lancers (8-25) to within two, 88-86. After Brian Brown missed the second of two free throws for the Keydets (14-16), Rodney Glasgow’s steal and subsequent free throw with 3 seconds left sealed the win.
Freshman forward Michael Kessens led Longwood with a career-best 36 points and also had 16 rebounds. The Lancers, who beat UNC Asheville on Tuesday in their first tournament game as a Big South member, also got 16 points and nine assists from Woodhouse.