Lexington - VMI will open CollegeInsider.com Tournament play Tuesday night at 7 against Canisius College in Buffalo.
VMI is 19-and-12, Canisius 21-and-12. The Golden Griffins play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The game will be the first-ever meeting in basketball between the Keydets and the Golden Griffins.
The Keydets currently lead Division 1 in scoring with an 87.7 average. They've clinched their third winning season over the last four years.
VMI and Canisius had one common opponent, Elon, during this past season. The Golden Griffins edged the Phoenix 86-85 back on November 19 before the Keydets fell at Elon 87-70 on December 3.
Second round games will be played March 21-22, and quarterfinals March 25-27. The CIT semifinals will be April 1 and the championship game will be April 3.