BOSTON -- Marcus Thornton scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half as William & Mary throttled Northeastern early en route to an 82-70 victory on Saturday night.
A 3-pointer by Thornton staked the Tribe (15-8, 7-3 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 45-18 lead at halftime. At one point in the early going, Northeastern was shooting just 16.7 percent, missing 15 of its first 18 shots.
William & Mary led 8-0 in just 2 minutes.
The Huskies (8-17, 5-6) trailed by as many as 33 with 11:14 to play, and clawed back to 71-61 at 1:25 left.