Bacote followed a 21-point performance with 14 points, 3 assts, 2 rebs, 1 steal and 1 block on Tuesday
Bacote followed a 21-point performance with 14 points, 3 assts, 2 rebs, 1 steal and 1 block on Tuesday
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William & Mary Outlasts Old Dominion, 55-48

December 01, 2015
By ODU Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – ODU’s Trey Freeman and Aaron Bacote each went for 14 points, but Omar Prewitt scored 15 of his game-high 18 points in the second half to lead William & Mary (5-2) to a 55-48 victory over Old Dominion (3-4) at Kaplan Arena on Tuesday night. The game experienced a total of 10 ties and six lead changes, while the Monarchs held the Tribe to 0-15 from three point range, a William & Mary team which entered the contest shooting 41.3% from three and 47.1% last three games.

For the game, Old Dominion led for a total of 23:41, while William & Mary led for 6:10. The contest was tied for a total of 10:09. Zoran Talley paced the Monarchs on the boards with eight to go along with eight points.

An Aaron Bacote and-one gave Old Dominion a 44-41 lead with 3:39 to play, before W&M’s Omar Prewitt answered back with an and-one of his own to tie the ballgame back up at 44-44. Bacote answered back again with a jumper, giving ODU a 46-44 lead, before Terry Tarpey tied the game back up with 2:33 left.

Bacote gave Old Dominion the lead again, 48-46, with 2:04 left, only to have Prewitt tie the contest for the tenth time with 1:46 to play, 48-48, before the Tribe ultimately scored seven unanswered to give them a 55-48 victory on Tuesday night in Williamsburg.

In the early stages of the ballgame, Old Dominion forced the Tribe into a scoring drought that lasted 5:31, consisting of 0-6 from the floor in that span and 0-5 from deep, while the Monarchs jumped out to an early 13-8 advantage with 9:03 to play in the opening half.

In a first half that Old Dominion led for a total of 12:40, the Monarchs would take a 22-19 lead into the locker rooms with them at halftime behind seven points from Trey Freeman to lead all scorers. ODU forced the Tribe into going 0-8 from three-point range in the opening 20 minutes and 32% from the floor. Denzell Taylor led all rebounders with five.

Prewitt grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists to go along with his game-high 18 points. The Tribe outscored the Monarchs 36-26 in the second half.

Old Dominion will return home for the first time since Nov. 18 on Friday, Dec. 4, when they will take on Delaware State at 7:00 p.m. The Monarchs currently are riding a 27-game home winning streak, which is the sixth longest in the country.

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