VMI Keydets (1-2) vs. Longwood Lancers (1-2)
November 18, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Longwood Lancers / VMI Keydets ; Over/Under: +145.5
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The VMI Keydets and Longwood Lancers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Willett Hall. The VMI Keydets look to get back to a .500 record. The Longwood Lancers also look for their second win.
The VMI Keydets are averaging 73 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Tony Felder is averaging 15.7 points and 4 rebounds, while Sean Conway is averaging 11.7 points and 7 rebounds. Asher Woods is the third double-digit scorer and Taeshaud Jackson is dishing 1.3 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Longwood Lancers are averaging 74.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Wilkins is averaging 13 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Leslie Nkereuwem is averaging 10.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Michael Christmas is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Walyn Napper is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Longwood Lancers are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Longwood Lancers are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Longwood Lancers may get the edge at home, and their offensive effort has been sharper up to this point. However, the VMI Keydets hung around with Richmond in their season opener and then nearly upset Davidson as 20.5-point underdogs. That was a 3-point game with less than two minutes to play. I’ll take a shot with VMI here, as the Keydets have shown twice they’re down to compete.