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William & Mary gets past Old Dominion 71-62

William & Mary gets past Old Dominion 71-62

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.

No. 12 Louisville runs away to 91-58 win over William & Mary

No. 12 Louisville runs away to 91-58 win over William & Mary

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.


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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Marcus Thornton sits down with Chris Miller and talks about his journey from the start to now.