Parham finished two points off his career he set against Kentucky on Nov. 18. Parham's 3-pointer with 5:45 left gave VMI (7-12, 1-6) a 73-72 lead. Kameron Gibson countered with a 3 before the Keydets' Jake Stephens buried one, Myles Lewis added a dunk and VMI led the rest of the way. Stephens finished with 16 points and Lewis 13.
VMI shot 32 of 57 (56 percent) from the field including 11 of 25 from beyond the 3-point arc despite missing 10 free throws.
Path gets no easier for Minnesota: No. 3 Ohio State is next
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino hopes the fans get behind the Golden Gophers when they host No. 3 Ohio State in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Scott carries Loyola Marymount over Prairie View 79-76
Eli Scott and Ivan Alipiev each scored 17 points as Loyola Marymount beat Prairie View 79-76 on Friday night.
Tryon carries Portland over Evergreen State 77-55
Jacob Tryon had 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Portland to a 77-55 win over Evergreen State on Friday night.