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RECAP: Chattanooga Avoids Upset to Take Home Southern Conference Regular Season Crown with 67-65 Win over VMI

With the outright regular season conference crown on the line, Tre' McLean was one of four Mocs to score in double-figures, and Chattanoga avoided an upset with a 67-65 win over VMI. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header: Times Free Press)
With the outright regular season conference crown on the line, Tre’ McLean was one of four Mocs to score in double-figures, and Chattanoga avoided an upset with a 67-65 win over VMI. (Source: USA Today Sports)
(Header: Times Free Press)

Fresh off his CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week honour, QJ Peterson led the VMI Keydets into their regular season finale on Monday night, looking to play the role of spoiler.

With their standing in the Southern Conference tournament set in stone, the Keydets turned their attention to the top team on the SoCon totem pole: the Chattanooga Mocs. While the Mocs had already locked up the 1-seed in the conference tournament, they were still playing for the outright regular season crown.

The Mocs came into the night winners of three of their past four games, including a 77-66 win over the Samford Bulldogs in their last outing. Not to be outdone, the Keydets have won back-to-back games, and were looking to carry their positive momentum into the post-season.

VMI wasn’t intimidated by the conference’s top dogs, and held a 7-point lead with less than 15 minutes to play in the game.

Despite their best efforts, including 11 straight points from Peterson in the closing minutes, Chattanooga fought their way back and came away with the 67-65 victory. Continue reading RECAP: Chattanooga Avoids Upset to Take Home Southern Conference Regular Season Crown with 67-65 Win over VMI

CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: QJ Peterson, VMI

VMI junior guard QJ Peterson put together quite the week for the Keydets, breaking the single-game scoring record for VMI while leading the team to two big conference wins. He is the latest winner of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week award.
VMI junior guard QJ Peterson put together quite the week for the Keydets, breaking the single-game scoring record for VMI while leading the team to two big conference wins. He is the latest winner of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week award.

Simply put, the 2015-16 season hasn’t gone as planned for the VMI Keydets. They head into their Southern Conference finale with a 9-19 record overall, and 4-13 against conference opponents. Playing conference opponents hasn’t been too friendly to the Keydets this season, as they have two losing streaks of five or more games in conference action.

In the Southern Conference tournament, the Keydets will face off against the Samford Bulldogs, with the winner to take on the top seed in the quarter-finals.

Despite their struggles this season, the Keydets put together an impressive seven day stretch that saw them come away with a perfect 2-0 record. They are gaining momentum at just the right time, and will look to surprise a team or two come tournament time.

A big reason for their mini two-game winning streak was the play of junior guard QJ Peterson. He put together a record-setting performance on Thursday night in the Keydets’ first game of the week, then followed it up with another strong showing to close out the week.

Ever since he arrived on the VMI campus, he has been one of the top scorers in the entire NCAA. After another big week, VMI junior guard QJ Peterson is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week for February 22-28! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: QJ Peterson, VMI