Tribe storms past Tigers

The Tribe rolled to their 4th straight win as they won over the Tigers 108-85. Connor Burchfield topped William & Mary with 27 points.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The William & Mary men's basketball team continued its torrid offensive pace on Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 108-85 win at Savannah State. The Tribe (5-2) shot a season-high 63.3 percent (38-of-60), its second-straight game of 60 percent, dished out 28 assists and knocked down 16 3-pointers in picking up its fourth win in a row. The 108 points are the most in a road game for the Tribe in school history.
 
The Green and Gold scored the game's first five points and never trailed. Despite some turnover issues, W&M connected on 10-straight field goal attempts in the middle stages of the first half, including a quartet of 3-pointers. The Tribe built a nine-point cushion thanks to three-straight dunks from sophomores Nathan Knight and Justin Pierce. The cushion reached as much as 16, 40-24, in the opening period on a David Cohn driving lay-up at the seven-minute mark.
 
Savannah State (3-7) drew within nine, 60-51, three minutes into the second half, but the Tribe responded with an eight-point spurt. After the home team again closed the gap to 12, 70-58, with 13:40 remaining, W&M put the game away with a 19-5 run. The Tribe built built its largest lead at 26, 89-63, over the six-minute stretch. Pierce (7) and Knight (6) combined for 13 of the Tribe's 19 points during the run.

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