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Jan. 19, 2013

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Marshall (9-9, 2-1 C-USA) 77 - East Carolina (11-6, 2-2 C-USA) 56
Cam Henderson Center – 6,056 (largest of the season)

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (52/17), Nigel Spikes (51/18), D.D. Scarver (18/18), Elijah Pittman (16/16), DeAndre Kane (79/12)

Series History: Marshall leads 13-6 and 9-1 in Huntington.

Marshall’s Win…

Improves the Thundering Herd to 8-1 inside the Henderson Center this season.

Makes head coach Tom Herrion 132-73 all-time and 52-44 during his three seasons at MU.

Improves Marshall to 1,392-1,014-2 all-time.

Moves Marshall’s all-time Henderson Center record to 346-107 and 38-19 in C-USA home games.

Makes the Herd 14-4 in conference home games under coach Herrion.

Team Notes

A three pointer by DeAndre Kane early in the first half extended the Herd’s streak of games with a made three pointer to 696.

The Herd built a 12-0 lead before the Pirates could score to start the game. MU would end up putting together an 18-2 run in the first 6:12 of the contest and a 27-4 run over the first 12 minutes of the game’s opening half.

The combined halftime margin in the past two home games of 43 (23 vs. Tulsa & 20 vs. East Carolina) is the best total in consecutive home games since a combined 48 in games against Troy on Dec. 12, 2009 and Brescia on Dec. 16, 2009.

The Herd’s 20 point halftime lead is the second largest lead it has had in a C-USA game in the history of its time in the conference.

For the first time this season MU was victorious when it lost the rebounding battle (47-42). It was 0-6 previously.

Marshall scored a season-high 52 points in the paint. 52 are the most since 56 against Tulsa in the last season’s three overtime game at the C-USA tournament March 8, 2012. The last time MU scored more than 52 paints in the point against a Division I team was against ECU Feb. 6, 2010 when it tossed in 54.

Individual Notes

D.D. Scarver has made a three point basket in all 17 games of his MU career.

Scarver finished the contest with 11 points, giving him his 15th career game with double-digit points.

Dennis Tinnon put together his fifth double-double of the season and the Herd’s 10th with 11 points and 12 rebounds. The senior forward has 17 career double-doubles to his name.

Tinnon’s now has 28 career games with 10 or more rebounds. He has eight such games this season, including four of his past five games.

He also now has scored in double-digits in 28 career games and in 11 this season.

Nigel Spikes pulled down 11 rebounds, his 14th career game with 10 or more rebounds and sixth time this season.

DeAndre Kane put in a game-high 22 points which bumped him into a tie for 24th overall in career points. He now has 1,277 and is tied with Travis Young (1997-01).

With his 22 points, Kane has 68 career games with 10 or more points, including 10 this season and 18 career games with more than 20 in a game.

Kane also added in eight assists, his 13th game this season with five or more assists, but first since 13 against Nevada, Nov. 24, 2012.

The junior guard made five free throws to move to 21st all-time in free throws made with 292 career makes.

Kane picked up three assists, which moves into the top 20 all-time in career assists at Marshall. He has 105 in his three year stint, which ties him with Derrick Wright and George Washington.

Elijah Pittman scored 19 points, for his 14th career game with 10 or more points. Pittman has scored in double-digits in 10 of his last 11 games.