Just eight days ago the William & Mary Tribe dropped a close 70-68 decision at Towson, with Mike Burwell’s shot with one second remaining proving to be the difference. But after dropping both regular season meetings the Tribe returned the favor in Sunday’s CAA tournament semifinal matchup, beating the Tigers 75-71 in Baltimore.
Marcus Thornton scored 21 points and Brandon Britt added 16 for William & Mary, which advances to Monday’s title game against top-seed Delaware. With both teams shooting at least 50% from the field William & Mary’s proficiency from beyond the arc was a factor, as they made 11 of their 22 attempts (Towson finished 7-for-14).
Tony Shaver’s program is in the CAA title game for the third time in the last seven years, and they’ll look to reverse their fortunes and earn the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament berth on Monday.
Marshawn Wilson, a freshman guard, made a pretty good first impression to Northern Illinois fans, jumping over 6-foot-8 teammate, Jaylen Key, on Thursday night during the Hukies’ midnight madness.
Wilson is five inches shorter.
The Huskies are coming off a 14-18 (8-10 MAC) season. Northern Illinois begins the 2015-16 campaign against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 13, the first of three games in as many days.
Georgia State’s Ron Hunter appears to have recovered from the Achilles tendon tear he suffered last March while celebrating the Panthers winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament title.
On Thursday night, at the third annual GSU Jam, Hunter broke out the dance moves to the song “Hit The Quan” by iHeart Memphis.
Georgia State went on to defeat No. 3 seed Baylor in the Round of 64, thanks to a game-winning three from Hunter’s son, R.J. That shot made for one of the best moments of March Madness, as Ron Hunter fell of his rolling chair in disbelief.
R.J. Hunter is nowa a rookie with the Boston Celtics. Ron Hunter enters his fifth season with the Panthers.