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VMI Keydets (11-19)


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@ Cit 
W 84-69
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@ WCU 
W 113-111
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vs. Chat 
L 82-86
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vs. Sam 
L 69-80
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@ Mercer 
L 61-89
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Mercer beats VMI 89-61, advances to SoCon semifinals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) T.J. Hallice had a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ike Nwamu scored 19 more to lead No. 3 seed Mercer to an 89-61 win over sixth-seeded Virginia Military Institute in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament Saturday night.

Stephon Jelks had 12 points and a career-high nine rebounds, and Jibri Bryan scored 14 for Mercer (18-14), which will face No. 10 seed Furman - an upset winner over second-seeded Chattanooga 69-67 - in the semifinals on Sunday.

VMI (11-19) made just 7 of 29 (24 percent) field goals, including 3 of 16 from 3-point range, in the first half and trailed 42-20 at the break.

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Leaders
Points: Q. Peterson19.6
Rebounds: P. Anglade5.8
Assists: J. Eleby2.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: Q. Peterson82.1%
3P%: B. Brown38.9%
Steals: C. Jenne2.0
Blocks: P. Anglade2.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky37-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin34-3
4 Duke32-4
5 Arizona34-3
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-5
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky37-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin34-3
4 Arizona34-3
5 Duke32-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-5
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wofford 16-2 28-7
Chattanooga 15-3 22-10
Mercer 12-6 19-16
Western Carolina 9-9 15-17
East Tennessee State 8-10 16-14
VMI 7-11 11-19
Samford 6-12 13-19
Citadel 6-12 11-19
UNCG 6-12 11-22
Furman 5-13 11-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 80.5 (4)
Rebounds: 14.5 (9)
Assists: 13.6 (96)
FG%: 40.0% (318)
FT%: 68.4% (213)
3P%: 31.7% (286)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 80.9 (348)
Rebounds: 24.8 (83)
Assists: 13.6 (288)
FG%: 47.3% (339)
FT%: 68.4% (130)
3P%: 33.8% (157)
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