Radford's four-game road winning streak was snapped Saturday at VMI (17-10, 10-4) when the Keydets posted an 88-76 victory over the Highlanders at Cameron Hall. Javonte Green scored 21 points, and Jalen Carethers had 14 to lead Radford (18-11, 8-6), but it was not enough to hold off the division leading Keydets.

Radford scored the first points of the game and held an early 4-2 advantage, but VMI erased that with a 9-0 run and another 19-4 spurt in the first 15 minutes of the game. The hosts stormed to a 34-16 lead with six minutes to play in the first half.

"It was unfortunate that we allowed them to do some things that we talked about right before the game, particularly their ability to rebound offensively," Radford head coach Mike Jones said. "It's tough to deal with because we talked about these things."

The Keydets turned 10 offensive rebounds in the first half into a 14-0 edge in second chance points through the first 20 minutes.

Carethers scored six of his eight first half points over the final stretch of the first half to keep the Highlanders within reach. RU closed the half on a 17-10 run to cut the intermission lead to 11, 44-33.

VMI built its second half lead to as many as 17, but again, the Highlanders would not go easily. A Rashun Davis three-pointer cut the lead to six, 74-68 with 5:11 to play, but Radford would gain no further ground. The Keydets answered with seven straight points, five of those from Trey Chapman and another two from Rodney Glasgow.

"We kept playing, but there were just too many little mental mistakes throughout the game," Jones said.

Glasgow had 26 for VMI, and D.J. Covington notched a double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds.

Brandon Holcomb and R.J. Price both finished in double figures along with Green and Carethers with 11 points apiece.

The loss eliminates the Highlanders from contention for the North Division title with two games remaining. Radford can still earn a bye as the No. 2 seed, but will need to move in front of High Point to do that.