LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Stan Okoye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead Virginia Military Institute to an 82-69 victory over Liberty Wednesday night in Big South Conference play.
The Keydets (7-7, 2-0) took a 25-17 lead, led 38-28 at halftime and easily held off Liberty (4-12, 0-2) in the second half for the win. All five VMI starters scored in double figures.
Okoye had 10 points in each half. D.J. Covington scored 18 points, hitting 8 of 12 from the field. Rodney Glasgow added 13 points and Nick Gore 10. Brian Brown's 12 points for VMI came on his four treys.
VMI led by as many as 19 points midway through the second half. The Keydets hit 12 of 31 3-point attempts to 6 of 16 for Liberty. Davon Marshall scored 15 points for the Flames, all on his five treys.
John Caleb Sanders added 14 points.
It's never too late for a beautiful strike.
In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages.
Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.
Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:
Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday.
Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58.
In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."
Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement:
"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily
Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star:
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