WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Marcus Thornton scored 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting to help William & Mary beat Hampton 69-51 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Thornton hit six 3-pointers and added four rebounds to go along with two blocks. He helped the Tribe take a 29-22 lead into halftime.
Hampton struggled shooting the ball, hitting 31.7 percent for the game and connecting on only 2 of 16 shots from behind the arc.
The Tribe got contributions from several players as they extended the lead in the second half.
William & Mary shared the ball, recording 20 assist on 20 made field goals.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|