Hot-shooting William & Mary beats Towson 85-72

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) Daniel Dixon scored 20 points and Marcus Thornton added 18 as William & Mary pulled away in the second half to beat Towson 85-72 on Saturday.

The score was tied 35-all after a first half that saw 10 lead changes and six ties. The Tribe (11-6, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) opened up the second half on a 9-2 run, and led by 10 points after five straight from Thornton and a dunk from Omar Prewitt with 12:23 to play.

William & Mary shot 55.6 percent overall, 13 of 23 from 3-point range, and finished 22 of 27 from the free-throw line. The Tribe led by as many as 18 points in the second half.

Prewitt and Terry Tarpey scored 14 points apiece for William & Mary, and Tarpey added 11 rebounds and six assists.

John Davis scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds for the Tigers (8-11, 1-5).