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Dec. 19, 2012

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Marshall (7-5) 64 - Savannah State (5-7) 48
Cam Henderson Center – 5,316

Marshall Starters (Career/Season): Dennis Tinnon (46/11), Nigel Spikes (45/12), D.D. Scarver (12/12), Elijah Pittman (12/12), Tamron Manning (1/1)

Series History: Marshall leads 3-0, 2-0 in Huntington

Marshall’s Win…

Extends its Cam Henderson Center win record to seven games in a row.

Makes the Thundering Herd 21-3 inside the Henderson Center during non-conference games under Herrion.

Improves MU to 344-106 in the Henderson Center.

Gives Marshall its 18th straight win while leading at home in the regular-season.

Makes the Herd 43-12 under Herrion in games which it outrebounds the opponent and 7-1 this season.

Improves MU to 18-2 in Herrion coached games in which the opponent scores 60 or less points. The Herd is 4-0 this season.

Team Notes

Marshall has won the opening tip in 12 of its 13 games this season (Hofstra).

A three pointer by Chris Martin in the first half extended the Herd’s streak of games with a made three pointer to 691.

MU erased an early, first half eight point deficit with a 19-5 run over six plus minutes to take a six point lead. The run gave the Herd its first lead of the game.

Savannah State was held to 0-for-7 from three point range, a feat that has not happened to a MU opponent since December 29, 1991 vs. Penn State in a 78-64 loss in the Palm Beach Classic in Palm Beach, Fla.

Head coach Tom Herrion reached win 50 in his 81st career game at the helm of the Herd, becoming the fastest MU coach to reach the 50 win plateau since Rick Huckabay (1983-89).

For the fifth time under Herrion, Marshall has held an opponent to under 50 points.

The Herd’s 64 points are the second most surrendered by Savannah State this season (71, Marquette).

SSU’s 48 points are the second lowest by a Marshall opponent this season (47, Longwood).

Individual Notes

Tamron Manning made his first career start in his eighth career game as a member of the Herd.

D.D. Scarver and Elijah Pittman have each made a three point basket in all 12 games of their MU career.

Scarver’s 18 points give him double-digit points in 11 of his 12 career games and 10th game in a row.

The junior also has been the leading scoring in four consecutive games and seven this season.

Nigel Spikes collected six rebounds for 501 in his career. He has 47 career games with five or more rebounds.

Dennis Tinnon began the game a perfect 6-for-6 from the field. He did not miss until the 7:32 mark of the second half. He finished 6-for-7 for 85.7 percent, which is tied for eighth best all-time for a Herd player and surpassing his career of 80 percent.

Tinnon finished with 14 points, the 24th time of his career he has had 10 or points in a game.

Tinnon, for the 42nd of 47 career games has had at least five rebounds after grabbing six.

Chris Martin had a career-high three rebounds.