DeSean Murray had 26 points and 12 rebounds for Presbyterian (3-2).
The Blue Hose led the entire first half and built a 38-30 halftime lead. Weethee and Peterson made consecutive 3-pointers to cap a 16-5 run to open the second half and the Keydets had their first lead, 46-43. Murray scored three points to tie it at 46. Peterson and Weethee again scored back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 10-0 surge and VMI led 56-46 midway through the second half.
Ed Drew made a layup to pull the Blue Hose to 56-50 before the Keydets closed on a 20-11 run.