WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Marcus Thornton scored 21 points as William & Mary pulled away late to beat Old Dominion 71-62 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Tim Rusthoven and Brandon Britt scored 15 points apiece for William & Mary (4-3, 1-0).
Trailing at halftime 32-31, Old Dominion (1-6, 0-1) recaptured the lead 40-38 on Deshawn Painter's jumper with 16:08 remaining in the second half. Brandon Britt answered for William & Mary on the next possession with a layup to tie it at 40.
The Tribe went on a 23-8 run over the next 12 minutes to break open the game, capped by Britts' layup making it 63-48 with 4:52 left to play.
Old Dominion would cut the lead to nine, 66-57 on Nick Wright's 3 with fewer than three minutes left, but William & Mary would go 5 for 7 down the stretch to seal the victory.
Maybe if WM does something noteworthy, people will actually realize who they are. Having a better name than "Tribe" would probably also help.
Marcus Thornton sits down with Chris Miller and talks about his journey from the start to now.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Kyle Galliard finished with 15 points and eight rebounds to lead William & Mary past Division III Salisbury 82-49 Friday night.
Galliard was near perfect on the night, making 6 of 6 from the field, including one 3-pointer, while going 2 of 3 from the foul line.
Ahead 17-12 with 10:34 remaining in the first period, the Tribe (7-3) went on a 26-10 run to close out the half. Galliard scored 13 points in the period to help William & Mary lead at halftime 43-22.
Salisbury (9-3) was held to 31.3 percent (10 for 32) shooting and was outrebounded in the first half 25-11.
William & Mary shot 53.6 percent (15 for 28) in the second half to run away with the victory.
Marcus Thornton also finished with 15 points for the Tribe.
Travon Vann scored 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the Sea Gulls.