Tribe gets big CAA win over Drexel

Turning in its most complete performance of the season, the William and Mary men’s basketball led for nearly the entire game in surging to an 80-66 win over Drexel on Saturday night at Kaplan Arena.

Leading by one at the half, the Tribe shot a sizzling 76.5 percent from the field in the second half and compounded that with 20-of-25 from the free throw line in the final 20 minutes to outdistance the Dragons, who came into the game ranked among the national leaders in a number of defensive categories.

W&M upped its mark to 5-12 overall in recording its first league win of the season, while Drexel, fresh off a 62-57 win over Old Dominion on Thursday, fell to 11-5 on the year and 3-3 in league action.

Freshman guard Brandon Britt and junior Quinn McDowell paced a torrid Tribe offense as both eclipsed the 20-point mark. Britt led all scorers registering a career-high 25 points on 6-of-9 from the floor, 2-of-2 from 3-point range and a near perfect 11-of-12 from the free throw line. The 25 points are the most for a W&M rookie in five seasons. McDowell poured in 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while he knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Freshman Tim Rusthoven came off the bench and rounded out the double-digit scorers for W&M as he finished with 12 points and four rebounds. He was perfect on the night shooting the ball, finishing 5-of-5 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.


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