The Keydets come off a 102-61 win over the Virginia University of Lynchburg on Monday evening, a win that saw VMI players set or equal 18 different seasonal highs in various statistical categories. D.J. Covington had a career-high 26 points and added 10 boards for his third double-double of the season, while Stan Okoye added 17 and had nine rebounds. Dorian Albritton (10), Phillip Anglade (9) and Christian Burton (6) all had career-high scoring efforts, as VMI used a 21-2 run just after the first media timeout to seize control of the game for good. 12 of the 13 players on VMI’s active roster scored at least 1 point in the win.
This is VMI’s first game against one of the nine teams currently in the Horizon League since Jan. 5, 1980, when the Keydets fell at Cleveland State 102-82 after besting the Vikings each of the previous two seasons. VMI has only one of the other Horizon League foes in its history, having lost to Wisc.-Green Bay in 1975-76.
Last Meeting with Wright State:
VMI has never faced the Wright State Raiders.
A VMI win against Wright State would:
Make VMI 2-0 against first-time opponents this season.
Be VMI’s first win over a team currently in the Horizon League since Jan. 22, 1979, when the Keydets beat Cleveland State 75-72 in overtime in Lexington.
Move VMI to 3-2 all-time against teams currently in the Horizon League, as the Keydets currently hold a 2-1 mark against Cleveland State and an 0-1 record against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Mark VMI’s first win in the Buckeye State since Nov. 12, 2006, a 104-89 win over South Dakota State in the BCA Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
Be VMI’s second straight win on Dec. 8 after a 109-86 win over Central Penn College last season. In fact, the Keydets have lost only once on that date since the 1999-2000 season, going 5-1 on that date over that time period.