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Dec. 1, 2012

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Marshall (5-3) 61 – UNCW (3-4) 58
Cam Henderson Center – 5,689

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (4276), Nigel Spikes (41/8), D.D. Scarver (8/8), Elijah Pittman (8/8), DeAndre Kane (75/8)

Series History: Tied 2-2 and 1-1 in games played in Huntington.

Marshall’s Win…

Gives head coach Tom Herrion his fifth straight win over the Seahawks.

Improves MU to 19-3 in non-conference home games under Herrion.

Gives Marshall its 31st home win under Herrion.

Extends the Thundering Herd’s home non-conference win streak to seven games.

Makes MU 39-5 in Tom Herrion coached games when make more free throws than the opponent.

Team Notes

Marshall won the opening tip for seventh time in eight games.

MU was tied at the half for the first time this season and the first since against West Virginia last season (30-30). It was the first Herd win when tied at the half since at Troy, Dec. 28, 2009 (41-41).

The Herd won just its fourth game under Herrion when trailing with five minutes or less left in the game.

Marshall won its 26th straight home, non-conference game when holding the opponent to 60 or less points. Last loss was at UNCW, Nov. 19, 2004.

The Herd has now made a three-pointer in 687 consecutive games.

This was the fifth straight game for Marshall with five players scoring in double-digits.

Individual Notes

DeAndre Kane passed Shaquille Johnson in career assists with five and in doing so became the 12th Herd player with 300 career assists with 304 in his three-year MU tenure.

Kane has now scored in all 76 games he has played as a member of the Herd and has scored 10 or more points in 64 games.

The junior’s team-high 16 points game him 1,201 career points, becoming the 31st MU player to score 1,200 career points.

Nigel Spikes picked up his third double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Herd is 8-1 all-time when the senior scores 10 or more points.

In grabbing his 13 rebounds, Spikes set a new career-high for offensive rebounds with nine, passing his previous high of six, which came versus Ohio during the final game of 2010-11 season.

D.D. Scarver recorded double-digit points (12) for the fifth straight game and eighth time of his young career. The junior has sunk a three point shot in all eight games this season.

Elijah Pittman went 1-of-2 from the beyond the three point stripe to extend his streak of made three pointers to eight (each game this season).

DeVince Boykins made his first career appearance as a member of the Herd, playing two minutes.