Freshman guard Omar Prewitt came off the bench to score 20 points and William & Mary rode an overwhelming edge on the boards to a 94-60 victory over Division III Goucher on Friday night in Williamsburg, Va.
Junior guard Marcus Thornton contributed 19 points and six assists and senior guard Julian Boatner scored all 15 of his points from beyond the arc on 5-of-8 shooting as William & Mary (6-4) -- coming off a 13-day break for exams -- showed no rust in winning for the fifth time in its last six games.
The visitors didn't start a player taller than 6 feet 4 and were at a decided disadvantage inside against a Tribe frontcourt that included 6-9 forward Tim Rusthoven and 6-8 forward Kyle Gaillard. William & Mary outrebounded Goucher 46-27 and had a 25-5 edge in second-chance points.
A 3-pointer by Thornton 6:33 into the game gave the Tribe the lead for good at 12-10. Later in the half, William & Mary took control with an 11-0 run fueled by 3-pointers from reserve guard Brandon Britt and Boatner. The spurt gave the Tribe a 35-21 lead, which the Gophers never seriously challenged.