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.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.