Keydets to Face The Citadel Saturday in Charleston
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VMI basketball heads to Charleston, S.C. for a SoCon tilt against The Citadel Bulldogs. Tip time is set for 1 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 Citadel Radio 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 - at Mercer (2/15/2018):

Senior guard Demetre Rivers scored 21 points on seven of eight shooting from the floor to help lead Mercer to an 82-58 win over VMI in Southern Conference basketball action Thursday night at Hawkins Arena. VMI freshman guard Bubba Parham, returning to his native state after compiling a stellar scholastic career at nearby Snellville in the Atlanta metro area, extended his double-figures scoring to 14 games and led the Keydets with 16 points.

Last Meeting with The Citadel (1/20/2018):

Facing a big test with rival The Citadel coming to town, the VMI basketball team handled the challenge well by defeating the Bulldogs for a fifth straight time at home as the Keydets prevailed, 88-81, Saturday afternoon - January 20 - at Cameron Hall. The Keydets were led by freshman Bubba Parham who scored 24 points on 8-12 shooting from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and and perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman center Zane Najdawi of Midlothian, Virginia, who tallied 27 points on 11-17 shooting and a game-high 11 rebounds.

A VMI win against The Citadel would:

Snap a two-game losing streak agains the Bulldogs in Charleston and mark VMI’s second season sweep of The Citadel since returning to the SoCon.