William & Mary (3-0) is off to its best start since the 1992-93 season.
William & Mary broke up an 11-10 game with a 22-2 run to take a 32-13 lead with 2:14 left in the first half.
The Tribe pushed their lead to 54-31 in the second half behind a layup from Thornton.
Thornton made 8 of 14 shots and also dished a team-high five assists. His third 3-pointer of the game put the Tribe ahead 42-25 in the second half.
Allan Chaney led High Point (2-1) with 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but the Panthers shot 31 percent (22 of 71) from the field and sent the Tribe to the line for 32 free throw attempts.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.