Stopping opposing 3-point shooters has been one of many problems for Old Dominion this season. It cropped up again Saturday at Constant Center.
William & Mary's Marcus Thornton drilled seven threes and scored a game-high 32 points as the visiting Tribe pulled away in the last 5 minutes for a 72-60 Colonial Athletic Association win.
Thornton's last three with 5:06 remaining started a game-ending 12-4 run for W&M (11-15, 5-9 CAA), which also got 16 points from Brandon Britt. The Tribe sank 10 of 23 3-pointers as a team and converted 15 Monarch turnovers into 20 points.
Aaron Bacote scored 20 points to pace ODU (3-23, 1-13), which hit half its shots from the field and drew 20 assists off 28 field goals. DeShawn Painter added 16 points and 10 rebounds, but also committed seven turnovers. Dimitri Batten came off the bench for 12 points.
ODU, which missed all seven of its free throws on the day, never led and only got the game tied once. That came early in the second half and Thornton promptly hit a three 30 seconds later to restore an edge for W&M.