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Postgame Notes

Nov. 30, 2011

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Ohio (4-1) vs. Marshall (5-1)

Game #6 Cam Henderson Center

Attendance: 7,061 (Highest this season)


MARSHALL: #1 Dennis Tinnon, #2 Robert Goff, #3 Damier Pitts, #10 Dago Pena, #24 DeAndre Kane

(Same starters in all games this season)

OHIO: #3 Walter Offutt, #5 D.J. Cooper, #15 Nick Kellogg, #21 Jon Smith, #23 Ivo Baltic

(One of two lineups used this season. Lineup is now 3-1 on the season)

Records and Series Notes:

This was the 99th meeting between Marshall and Ohio. The Bobcats lead the series, 53-46.

Tom Herrion is now 1-2 against Ohio, with all three contests against the Bobcats coming while with the Herd.


Team Notes:

Ohio’s shooting percentage of 46% in the first half is the best by a Marshall opponent at home this season and second best of the year. UNC-Wilmington shot 52% in Marshall’s road win this season.

Marshall’s 40% (6-15) from the free throw in the first half ties the worst percentage for Marshall this season. The Herd shot 40% (4-10) against Northwestern State.

The Herd shot a season-low 55.3% (21-38) from the line. It is also the most attempts this season, although 21 makes is the most for the Herd.

This is the first time an opponent has shot 50% from the field this year.

29 made field goals is most by an opponent this season

26 fouls by Ohio are the most by a Herd opponent this season

Ohio’s 7-11 free throws are the lowest makes and attempts by an opponent. 63.6% from the line the second best by an opponent

70 points is the most given up by Marshall this season.

16 assist from Ohio are most from an opponent.


Individual Notes

Damier Pitts is now 36th all-time in points scored with 1,119. He was tied for 36th with Danny D’Antoni.

Pitts also moves up to 12th all-time in made free throws with 322, passing Markel Humphrey.

Damier also posted the highest assist total on the year with 7.  

Shaquille Johnson moved into 29th on the games played (105) list for Marshall Basketball. He previously was tied for 29th on the list with Enoch Bunch and Travis Young.

Johnson also moves up on the all-time steals chart for Marshall. He is now at 27th all-time with 97. That ties him with J.R. VanHoose.

Dago Pena is now tied for 17th all-time in three pointers made with 104. He is tied with Harold Simmons.

Dennis Tinnon ties his career high in made free throws (6) and take the most shots (10).

DeAndre Kane 37 minutes is his most of the season


Next Game

Marshall travels to Syracuse, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

Ohio plays host to Morgan State, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.