LEXINGTON, Va. -- QJ Peterson scored a game-high 21 points and four teammates scored double digits Saturday as VMI beat Wright State 94-74 with a balanced attack and by making 17 of 31 3-point attempts.
Wright State stayed close early in the first half and the lead changed hands nine times until VMI pulled ahead 24-21 at 10:04 on a 3-pointer by Trey Chapman, then pulled away to lead 47-36 at halftime. The Keydets finished shooting 54.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
VMI continued to dominate in the second half, leading by as many at 23 points and out-rebounding the Raiders 41-33.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.