Wright also had seven rebounds for the Cougars (3-2). Ray'Sean Taylor scored 19 points and added five steals. Deejuan Pruitt was 6-of-7 shooting and 5 of 5 from the free throw line to finish with 17 points.
Asher Woods finished with 18 points and seven rebounds for the Keydets (1-4). Tyler Houser added 18 points for VMI. Sean Conway also put up 10 points.
Both teams next play Sunday. SIU-Edwardsville visits Longwood and VMI plays Fairleigh Dickinson.
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