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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — V.J. King scored 17 points and Deng Adel added 16, including eight during Louisville's 10-0 run to close the first half, to help the 12th-ranked Cardinals pull away from William & Mary for a 91-58 victory Monday night.
Louisville (2-0) initially struggled against the Tribe's up-tempo style, going scoreless for 3:06 and allowing William & Mary to pull to 34-31 with 2:13 remaining in the first half. Adel took charge over the final 1:31 with five free throws and a 3-pointer during the spurt that gave the Cardinals some space entering the break.
Louisville then outscored William & Mary 10-2 over the first 4 1/2 minutes of the second half to lead 54-33 and held the Tribe without a basket for nearly 6 minutes.
Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson each added 13 points for Louisville, which held William & Mary (1-1) to 23 percent shooting in the second half and 31 percent overall.
Omar Prewitt and Nathan Knight had 14 points apiece for the Tribe, who shot 6 of 29 from 3-point range in losing their first meeting with Louisville in 64 years.
THE BIG PICTURE
William & Mary: One game after making a school-record 22 steals against Bridgewater, the Tribe managed just two against Louisville. More importantly, they committed 16 turnovers leading to 22 points.
Louisville: The Cardinals shot 46 percent, outrebounded William & Mary 49-42 and saw some bright spots in their perimeter shooting. They went 6 of 12 from beyond the arc in the second half after going 4 of 16 in the first 20 minutes, which followed a 3-of-15 showing in the opener.
Thursday's home game against Long Beach State might have a bigger impact on Louisville's ranking next week.
William & Mary: Hosts Presbyterian on Saturday.
Louisville: Hosts Long Beach State on Thursday. The Cardinals lead the series 2-0, with their most recent win over the 49ers coming on Dec. 30, 2014 (63-48).
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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.