VMI basketball heads to Macon, Ga. on Thursday for a SoCon tilt against the Mercer Bears. Tip time is set for 7 p.m., and the game can be seen live and free of charge - with participating provider - via WatchESPN and the ESPN app. In addition, an audio broadcast provided by the Mercer Sports Network will be available on 96.7 3WZ FM in the Lexington area, with accompanying feed on VMIKeydets.com and 3WZ’s web site at streamthe.net. Live stats can be accessed as well.
Last Time Out - vs. ETSU (2/10/2018):
Facing league leader ETSU at home, the VMI basketball team played a strong first half but faltered in the second as the visiting Bucs left Cameron Hall with a 70-56 victory Saturday afternoon in Lexington. VMI was led by sophomore guard Garrett Gilkeson, who went 5-11 from the field and 4-4 from the charity stripe. Freshman Jordan Ratliffe made five buckets including two treys to follow up with 12 points, while Bubba Parham made three treys and a pair of free throws to finish with 11 points. Gilkeson also shined on the defensive end with four steals while forward Fred Iruafemi blocked three shots.
Last Meeting with Mercer (1/18/2018):
The VMI basketball team struggled to keep pace with the visitors as Mercer claimed a 62-56 win over the Keydets Thursday night, January 18 at Cameron Hall. VMI was led by freshman Bubba Parham, who finished the game with 18 points on 7-15 shooting and 4-9 from the arc. Smith finished with 17 points while Austin Vereen contributed 15 points.
A VMI win against Mercer would:
Snap a three-game skid against the Bears.