William & Mary 78, Howard 69

Brandon Britt marked career highs with 13 free throws and 26

points as William & Mary topped Howard 78-69 in a nonconference

contest Thursday night.

Britt went to the foul line a career-high 15 times and is

averaging 8.1 free-throw attempts per game this year after going to

the line 3.6 times per contest last year. He’d made only 59.6

percent (28 of 47) of those foul shots entering Thursday.

The Tribe (5-3) shot 90.3 percent (28 of 31) from the foul line

Thursday.

Marcus Thornton and Tim Rusthoven added 13 points each and

Rustoven seven rebounds for William & Mary.

Calvin Thompson led Howard (2-8) with a season-high 24 points on

11-of-26 shooting.

William & Mary led 38-30 at halftime. After Thompson’s

three-point play cut the deficit to 44-41 with 16:14 left, the

Tribe went on an 8-2 run, and Howard never pulled closer than six

points.