Colonial Athletic Association

W&M women's hoops preview: Crunchtime composure atop Swanson's 2015-16 wish list

William and Mary opened its women's basketball campaign Friday night at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Tribe is coming off one of its best seasons in recent memory with 15 wins, the fourth-most in school history.

William and Mary rebounded from a 1-6 Colonial Athletic Association start to finish 9-9 and sixth in the league. The Tribe also made the school's first Division I postseason appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational, falling by a point at Xavier.

Season story lines

YEAR 3: With his third season now underway, coach Ed Swanson wants his program to continue climbing the CAA ladder.

Last year's 15...