ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Jake Stephens had 21 points in Chattanooga's 92-72 victory against VMI on Friday night in the opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament, advancing to face No. 2 seed Samford in Saturday's quarterfinal round.
Stephens added 10 rebounds for the Mocs (15-16, 1-0 Southern Conference). Khristion Courseault scored 21 points while shooting 9 for 9, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. Sam Alexis recorded 10 points and finished 4 of 5 from the field.
The Keydets (7-24, 0-1) were led by Tony Felder, who posted 19 points and four assists. Asher Woods added 16 points for VMI. Rickey Bradley, Jr. also had 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals.