Here are 7 things to know entering the Flames’ first Division I test tonight against William & Mary:
1. The Tribe opened the season with a 85-68 win at NC State.
They led throughout the game and by as much as 23 over the ACC’s preseason #8 team.
2. 3 players scored in double figures, led by Daniel Dixon’s 19 points.
Omar Prewitt and Terry Tarpey chipped in 17 and 11 points respectively.
3.William & Mary shot 41% from 3.
They knocked down 9 of their 22 attempts while shooting 51.7% from the field overall.
4. The Tribe were picked to finish 4th in the CAA.
They came in just behind Hofstra, JMU, and Northeastern.
5. William & Mary was 20-13 a season ago.
They advanced to the NIT where they fall to Tulsa in the first round.
6. Tony Shaver is in his 13th season as the Tribe’s head coach.
He has 157 victories during his time in Williamsburg.
McKay coached against the Tribe once during his first stint at Liberty, an 80-74 Flames win.