Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tribe Chalks Up 17th Win in Williamsburg


Comfortable Margin

Powerful Three Point Duo

William and Mary continued its march to a third straight 20 win season today, handily defeating the University of Delaware 90-64 before 6,028 fans --- the most this year --- in Williamsburg.  The Tribe sank thirteen three point shots, including two each by Terry Tarpey (pictured above on the left) and Omar Prewitt (pictured above on the right).  Prewitt scored 21 points, leading a balanced scoring attack that left five Tribe players in double figures.  Tarpey also snagged 11 rebounds, and Sean Sheldon added 8.  (Go here for the game's box score.)

The Tribe now sits in sole possession of second place in the CAA, with a 17-6 record (9-3 in conference play), just one game behind the UNCW Seahawks.  Even before today's win, William and Mary stood 34th in the RPI power rankings, ahead of Arizona, Michigan and Indiana, for instance.   With six games left in the regular season, three potential games in the CAA tournament, and a possible bid to the NCAA tournament beyond that, the Tribe seems poised to match or exceed the 24 wins it earned in the 1948-49 season, when the team finished second in the Southern Conference, behind North Carolina State..  (That season's schedule included games against the Norfolk Naval Air Station, Quantico Marines, Langley Field, and the Little Creek Amphibious Base.)

The Tribe takes on Hofstra at William and Mary Hall this Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 PM.   Go Tribe!