Nov. 24, 2012
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MARSHALL POSTGAME NOTES
Marshall (3-3) 89 – Nevada (3-2) 82
Cam Henderson Center - 5,583
Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (40/5), Nigel Spikes (39/6), D.D. Scarver (6/6), Elijah Pittman (4/4), DeAndre Kane (73/6)
Series History: The series record is now even at 2-2. MU improves to 2-0 all-time against Nevada in Huntington.
Makes the Herd 41-2 in its past 43 games with scoring 80 points or more. (East Carolina 1/22/11, Hofstra 11/18/12).
Puts Marshall at 17-3 in non-conference home games under Tom Herrion.
Improves it to 41-5 under Herrion when leading with less than five minutes to play.
The 40-24 halftime time lead represented the largest halftime lead for MU this season (16). The 16 point margin was the largest halftime lead versus a Division I opponent since a 16 point first half advantage vs. UCF March 5, 2011.
89 total points is the highest for the Herd against a Division I team since 98 against VMI (12/19/10).
Marshall held the Nevada to 30.1 percent from the field in the first half, the second lowest this season (Longwood – 22.6 %).
Dennis Tinnon tied his career-high point total with 24 on a career-high nine made field goals. He also added two three pointers in the game, a career-high for him. It is the third time in his Thundering Herd career he has scored 20 plus points
Jamir Hanner had his career high points with 10 on a career-high five made field goals.
Thirteen assists from DeAndre Kane gave him double-digit assists for the second consecutive game. No Herd player has had back-to-back double-digit assist games since the 1999-00 season when Cornelius Jackson had back-to-back double-digit assist games (10 vs. UNC Asheville 12/28 & 15 vs. Central Michigan 12/30).
Kane was the last player to have 13 assists in a game, as he dished out the ball that many times against VMI Dec. 19, 2010.
Kane’s 13 assists propelled him to 13th all-time at Marshall with 293. He moved past John Taft (1987-91), who had 281.
Nigel Spikes collected double-digit rebounds with a season-high 14 for the second time this season and the 10th time in his career. His 14 is the second highest total in his four year career.
Elijah Pittman has now scored double-digit points in five consecutive games with his career best 22 on a personal best seven made field goals.
Robert Goff and Yous Mbao sustained injuries in practice earlier in the week and did not suit up