Scores

Final

William & Mary 78

(8-5, 4-2 away)

W Illinois 67

(6-9, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    W&M 37 4178
    WIU 34 3367

    Top Performers

    William & Mary: M. Thornton 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Illinois: G. Covington 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    William & Mary turns back Western Illinois 78-67

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists to lead William & Mary to a 78-67 win over Western Illinois on Saturday night.

    William & Mary (8-5) trailed by as many as seven points in the first half before capturing the lead with an 11-2 spurt that included 3-pointers by Julian Boatner and Omar Prewitt, and took a 37-34 advantage into the break. The Tribe then held off Western Illinois in the second half, responding with a 9-1 run that included a Thornton 3-pointer after the Leathernecks tied the game at 40 on an Adam Link layup -- the last time its lead would be challenged.

    Prewitt contributed 18 points while Thornton and Kyle Gaillard added 10 apiece for the Tribe, which closed out its non-conference schedule with the win.

    Garret Covington led the Leathernecks (6-9) with 26 points and Michael Ochereobia had 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    W&M
    WIU
    Points 78 67
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-24 (.500) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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