LEXINGTON, Va. -- Michael Cubbage had 19 points, including the tying and go-ahead buckets in the final minute, and Marist edged VMI 58-56 on Friday night.
Marist essentially played for one shot. Cubbage started at the top of the key, drove the lane to his right and made a well-guarded bank shot with 3 seconds remaining for Marist's first lead. VMI inbounded and Garrett Gilkeson attempted a running jumper near the halfcourt line. The shot hit the left side of the rim and did not fall.
Zion Tordoff had 14 points and matched Cubbage with seven rebounds for the Red Foxes (1-0). Tyler Saint-Furcy added 10 points.
Marist plays Hartford at home on Tuesday. VMI plays Presbyterian at home on Monday.
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