The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team ran its record to .500 in road games this season by rallying for an 89-83 overtime victory over nationally-ranked Bryant and Stratton College-Buffalo on Thursday in the opening game of the Beach Bash Classic tournament in Haileah, Fla.

Keith Gilmore scored a season-high 34 points to lead four players in double figures for the Buccaneers (8-9), who overcame a 16-point first half deficit to send the game into overtime and improve their road record to 3-3.

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