ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Daivien Williamson scored 15 points on perfect 7-for-7 shooting and top-seeded and regular-season champion East Tennessee State rolled to a 70-57 win over ninth-seeded VMI in the Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
Isaiah Tisdale and Tray Boyd III each scored 12 points for East Tennessee State (28-4), while Joe Hugley added 11. Tisdale led with eight rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line. ETSU tied the program's record for most wins in a season with 28.
The Buccaneers scored 17 points off 18 VMI turnovers, grabbed 28 defensive rebounds and outscored the Keydets 32-22 in the paint.