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Knight scores 25 to carry William & Mary over Elon 74-73

ELON, N.C. -- Nathan Knight had 25 points as William & Mary narrowly defeated Elon 74-73 on Monday night in a Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Andy Van Vliet had 18 points for William & Mary (9-5, 1-0). Bryce Barnes added 10 points.

Van Vliet made two free throws with five seconds left for a four-point lead before Hunter McIntosh capped it with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Marcus Sheffield II had 21 points for the Phoenix (4-10, 0-1). McIntosh added 18 points, and Hunter Woods had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

William & Mary plays Hofstra on the road on Thursday. Elon plays Northeastern on the road on Thursday.

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