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Nov. 28, 2012

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Marshall (4-3) 70 – Morehead State (4-3) 67
Cam Henderson Center – 5,877

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (41/6), Nigel Spikes (40/7), D.D. Scarver (7/7), Elijah Pittman (5/5), DeAndre Kane (74/7)

Series History: Marshall 50-44 overall, 28-19 in Huntington.

Marshall’s Win…

Gives Marshall its 12th win in the previous 14 meetings, the 11th consecutive home victory against the Eagles and its fourth straight in the series.

Improves MU to 18-3 in non-conference home games under Herrion.

Gives the Thundering Herd 17 consecutive wins in regular-season home games when leading at the half.

Makes MU 38-5 when making more free throws than the opposing team under coach Herrion.

Gives the Herd just its fourth win when trailing with five minutes left under Herrion.

Improves Tom Herrion’s record at Marshall to 47-29 and 127-67 overall.

Gives Marshall its 30th home win under Herrion.

Extends its home non-conference win streak to six games.

Team Notes

Marshall put Morehead State on the free throw line two times in the first half. The last time that happened was at SMU Feb. 18, 2012 when the Mustangs went 0-for-2 in half one.

The Herd is now 7-1 in games that Nigel Spikes scores in double-digits.

53 rebounds by Marshall are the most since 55 against VMI at home, Dec. 19, 2010.

Although MU made just two three point baskets, it extended its streak to 686 games with a made three pointer.

MSU was held to 33.3 percent from the field, the second lowest percentage for a Marshall opponent this season (.298 – Longwood).

Individual Notes

Dennis Tinnon collected 11 first half rebounds, the most for any Herd player in a half this season. He ended with 16, a season-high and the second most of his career.

He also had 10 defensive rebounds, the fourth time he has had 10 or more defensive rebounds.

Additionally, Tinnon recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points to go along with his rebounding total. He has 14 career double-doubles.

DeAndre Kane has had seven or more assists in all seven games this season. He previously never had more than seven in two games (2011-12).

Kane had 13 points and moved past Tom Langfitt (1,173; 1963-66) for 32nd all-time in points score at Marshall with 1,185 for his career.

D.D. Scarver has scored double-digit points in six of the seven Herd games this season after putting in 17. It was his fourth straight game with 10 or more points. The junior made a career-high 12 free throws.

Nigel Spikes had 10 or more points for the eighth time in his four-year MU career with 13, which were his season high and tied his career-high total.

JP Kambola blocked two shots, a career high for him.