On November 12th in hostile territory, the Tribe beat the Flames, 71-59. The first half was hard-fought, and William & Mary went into halftime down 38-23. However, the team came back onto the floor with purpose, and put Liberty away at the end.
A few notes on this matchup: Last season, William & Mary was 1-1 against Liberty. Over the last four years, the Tribe have a record of 2-3 with a record of 2-2 at Vines Center.
William & Mary was able to exploit Liberty in free throw shooting and also lead in turnover margin.
Free throw shooting paid off, with 25 points coming from free throws for the Tribe to seven for the Flames. The Tribe managed the ball very well, only turning it over 11 times.
Brandon Britt was the high scorer for the Tribe with 21 points on 75% shooting in 27 minutes. Britt also had a game-high eight free throws to lend a hand in the victory.
All in all, this was a good early win for William & Mary. If it is looking to outperform preseason expectations, this game is a good start. The Tribe are now 2-0.
The next game is against High Point on the road on November 17th.
William & Mary Game Notes:
- The top two scorers (Brandon Britt and Tim Rusthoven) accounted for 50.7% of the points.
- William & Mary started 2-0 during the 2004, 2000, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
- Tim Rusthoven had a career high with a 100% three point percentage.
Liberty Game Notes:
- The top two scorers (Tavares Speaks and Davon Marshall) accounted for 45.7% of the points.
- The top two rebounders (Andrew Smith and JR Coronado) accounted for 41.1% of the rebounds.
- The bench recorded more rebounds (17) than the starters (15).
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