Ohio beats William & Mary 74-55
ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Jerome Tillman scored 19 points, including 11 in the second half to help Ohio pull away from William and Mary for a 74-55 win on Sunday.
The schools changed leads four times in the first half. But Tillman hit a jumper and a 3-pointer just after halftime to break a tie and kick off a 15-4 run that put Ohio (1-0) ahead 45-34 with 13:17 remaining.
William and Mary (0-1) couldn’t get closer than nine the rest of the way and shot just 36 percent in the second half compared to Ohio’s 60.7 percent.
Tommy Freeman scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, Justin Orr added 16 points and Tillman grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Danny Sumner scored 12 points, Quinn McDowell had 11 and Sean McCurdy 10 for the Tribe.