Scores

Final

VMI 81

(18-13, 10-8 Southern)

Coast Carolina 89

(28-4, 16-2 Big South)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    8:00 PM ET, March 3, 2011

    Kimbel Arena, Conway, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    VMI 30 5181
    CCAR 37 5289

    Top Performers

    VMI: A. Kenon 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Coastal Carolina: A. Raffa 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast

    Coastal Carolina 89, VMI 81

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, S.C. -- Anthony Raffa and Chad Gray scored 25 points each for Coastal Carolina in an 89-81 victory over Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night in a Big South tournament semifinal game.

    The top-seeded Chanticleers (28-4) will host third-seeded North Carolina-Asheville in the tournament championship on Sunday.

    Coastal Carolina outrebounded the Keydets 44-24 and shot 56.4 percent from the field (31 of 55), including making 17 of 26 shots in the second half.

    Raffa scored six points to seal it after VMI scored five straight to pull within four, 81-77, with 1:02 left. Raffa, who was 7 of 12 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the foul line made a layup and four straight free throws.

    Coastal Carolina made 8 of 18 3-pointers, and VMI 11 of 32.

    Austin Kenon was 6 of 10 from long range, finishing with 27 points for the Keydets (18-13). Stan Okoye added 22 points for VMI.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VMI
    CCAR
    Points 81 89
    FG Made-Attempted 29-67 (.433) 31-55 (.564)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-32 (.344) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 11

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 6, 2011 CCAR 109, @VMI 87Recap
    Feb 5, 2011 @CCAR 99, VMI 86Recap
    » Mar 3, 2011 @CCAR 89, VMI 81Recap