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Jan. 9, 2013

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Marshall (8-8, 1-0 C-USA) 79 - Tulsa (9-7, 1-1 C-USA) 61
Cam Henderson Center – 5,115

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (50/15), Nigel Spikes (49/16), D.D. Scarver (16/16), Elijah Pittman (14/14), DeAndre Kane (77/77)

Series History: Tulsa leads 8-6 all-time, but Marshall holds a 5-1 edge in Huntington.

Marshall’s Win…

Improves the Thundering Herd to 7-1 inside the Henderson Center this season.

Makes head coach Tom Herrion 131-72 all-time and 51-43 during his three seasons at MU.

Improves Marshall to 1,391-1,013-2 all-time.

Moves Marshall’s all-time Henderson Center record to 345-107.

Increases the Herd’s record to 5-3 in Conference USA openers and 3-0 in C-USA openers at home.

Team Notes

Marshall’s 23 point halftime lead (43-20) is the largest halftime lead for MU in the history of its time in Conference USA.

The 23 point halftime lead is the largest since having the same lead at half on the road against Binghamton, Dec. 28, 2010.

Marshall scored a season-high first half point total of 43 which helped it assume its largest halftime lead of the season (23). 43 first half points is the most for the Herd in the first half during a C-USA game since scoring the same amount against UCF, March 5, 2011.

A three pointer by Elijah Pittman early in the first half extended the Herd’s streak of games with a made three pointer to 695.

Down by one early in the first half, the Herd would proceed to rip off a 19-0 run over seven-plus minutes for an 18 point lead.

The Herd held Tulsa to 8-for-30 from the field in half one, the third time this season MU has held an opponent to less than 30 percent from the field (District of Columbia, Longwood).

MU tied a season-high for made three pointers with 12. It is also the 27th time in Herd history that it has made at least 12 three pointers in a contest.

Marshall is now 15-3 under Herrion when outrebounding the opponent by 15 or more.

For the fifth consecutive season, the Herd has won its first C-USA home game.

MU was able to pick-up its first win (1-3) this season when posting a shooting percentage of 50 percent or less (45.0)

Individual Notes

DeAndre Kane returned to starting line-up for the first time since against West Virginia, Dec. 5. He had missed four games this season due to injury before returning this past Saturday against Ohio.

Kane was able to score 16 points, the most for him since scoring the same against UNCW, Dec. 1. He now has 66 career games with double-digit points.

The junior guard also threw out seven assists, the 25th time of his career with five or more assists and the 11th time this season.

Kane used his 16 points to move up to 27th all-time in career points with 1,245.

D.D. Scarver and Elijah Pittman have each made a three point basket in all 16 games of their MU career.

Pittman led the team with 17 points. He has now lead Marshall in points four times in the past six games. Additionally the junior has now poured in 10 or points in 12 games of his career.

Scarver posted 16 points, giving him his 13th career game with double-digit points.

Dennis Tinnon has collected at least five rebounds in 46 of his 51 career games, including all 16 games this season. He has 27 career games with double-digit rebounds, including seven games this season and three straight.

Tinnon has now led MU in rebounds in three straight games.

Robert Goff scored a season-high eight points in 14 minutes of action.

After picking up a career-high seven rebounds last time out at Ohio, the sophomore pulled down six boards, giving him 13 in two games, the best two game combined mark for him.

JP Kambola tossed in a career-high three points in four minutes of action.

Yous Mbao, out (injury) since playing six minutes at Hofstra Nov. 11, registered three minutes, grabbing one rebound.