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Postgame Notes

Feb. 13, 2013

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Marshall (11-14, 4-6 C-USA) 71 - Rice (5-19, 1-9 C-USA) 70


Cam Henderson Center – 5,856

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (58/23), Nigel Spikes (57/24), D.D. Scarver (25/25), Elijah Pittman (22/22), DeAndre Kane (86/19)

Series History: Marshall leads 7-2 and 4-1 in Huntington… Marshall has won the last four meetings

Marshall’s Victory…

Moves the Thundering Herd to 10-2 inside the Cam Henderson Center this season.

Makes head coach Tom Herrion 134-78 all-time and 54-40 during his three seasons at MU.

Takes Marshall’s all-time record to 1,394-1,020-2.

Moves Marshall’s all-time Cam Henderson Center record to 348-108 and 40-20 in C-USA games.

Improves the Herd to 16-5 in conference home games under coach Herrion.

Makes Marshall 2-0 in games tied at halftime (UNCW)

Makes Marshall 4-4 in games decided by five points or less, 1-2 in games decided by one point.

Team Notes

There were 21 lead changes, 14 in the second half.

Marshall won despite trailing with five minutes to play (59-56) for just the third time this season. The Herd is now 3-13 this season, 6-34 under Herrion, when trailing with five minutes remaining.

Eight of the first 11 field goals of the game were from three-point range. Three of Marshall’s first five makes were from three and five of first Rice’s six makes were from three.

Marshall outrebounded Rice 31-25 and is 9-4 this season, 45-15 under Herrion when outrebounding its opponent.

Marshall was 23-of-45 from the field, the third fewest attempts of the season and the fewest in a win.

Marshall shot 51.1 percent from the field, its third highest percentage this season. The herd is now 4-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

Individual Notes

Elijah Pittman scored 22 points, the seventh time this season he has scored at least 20 and the third time in the last four games.

Nigel Spikes had two blocked shots, his 10th consecutive game with at least one block.

D.D. Scarver made four three-pointers. His season total of 57 currently ranks 14th all-time at Marshall.

DeAndre Kane dished out 10 assists. It was his sixth game this season and seventh of his career with at least 10 assists.

Kane’s 154 assists on the season is good for 19th in a single-season at Marshall.

Kane was 1-for-3 from the field, both a career low for makes and attempts.

Kane has played 180 consecutive minutes of basketball after another 40 minute outing. He’s played all 40 minutes in the last four games. He has six “complete games” on the season.