BALTIMORE (WAVY) — It’s hard to beat a team three times in a single season, and the College of William and Mary made sure Towson University knew it. The third-seeded Tribe, who lost to Towson in both regular-season meetings, upset the two seed Tigers 75-71 in the CAA Tournament semi-finals on Sunday.
The Tribe move on to play Delaware in the CAA Championship game on Monday at 7 p.m.
Tribe guard Marcus Thornton led all scorers with 21 points, while his teammate Brandon Britt, who played at Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points.
William and Mary never trailed in the second half, but made clutch jumper after clutch jumper to keep the lead. Leading 73-71 with :10 seconds left in the game, William and Mary’s defense collapsed on a driving Jerelle Benimon and deflected the potential game-tying layup.
Thornton sealed the win from the free throw line.