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ODU's rebounding tops William and Mary 69-62

ODU's rebounding tops William and Mary 69-62

NORFOLK — William and Mary may have had the best player on the floor in its matchup with Old Dominion, but the Monarchs had more options and resources.

The Tribe's Marcus Thornton was as advertised, but a collection of ODU defenders made him work, and the Monarchs' balance and effort on the boards were the difference in a 69-62 win Monday at the Constant Center.

"My biggest disappointment," W&M coach Tony Shaver said, "is we're not tough enough to win these games on the road right now. We knew coming into this game, the No. 1 statistic, the most vital thing we could do was rebound the ball and we gave up 15 offensive rebounds and 20 second-chance...