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William & Mary routs James Madison 78-56

Saturday - 1/18/2014, 10:51pm  ET

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored 20 points and Tim Rusthoven added 17 as William & Mary routed in-state rival James Madison 78-56 on Saturday.

William & Mary (10-6, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) hit 10 of 20 from beyond the arc and shot 56.9 percent from the field, including 70.8 percent in the first half en route to a 42-24 lead at halftime. The Tribe used a 29-7 run to build a 22-point lead shortly before the half.

Thornton was 4 of 6 on 3-pointers and hit 6 of 10 from the field, while Rusthoven hit 6 of 9 field goals.

Andre Nation scored a career-high 25 points for James Madison (6-13, 1-4), which got out- rebounded 35-24 and lost its fourth straight game. James Madison was just 5 of 23 from beyond the arc and 11 of 22 from the free throw line.


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