MARSHALL POSTGAME NOTES|
Dec. 22, 2012
MARSHALL POSTGAME NOTES
Series History: Kentucky leads 12-0 all-time, 8-0 in Lexington
Makes the Thundering Herd 0-3 in true road games and 1-6 outside of the Cam Henderson Center this season.
Drops Tom Herrion to 50-32 at Marshall and 130-70 all-time.
Makes Marshall 1,390-1,011-2 all-time.
Marshall lost the opening tip off for the first time in eight games (Hofstra) and just the second time this season.
A three pointer by Elijah Pittman in the first half extended the Herd's streak of games with a made three pointer to 692.
After Marshall narrowed the UK lead to three points early in the second half, the Wildcats went on a 27-5 run in just under nine minutes. The Herd had only made field goal during the run.
The Herd was held to its lowest point total of the year (54) and lowest field goal percentage of the season (30%).
MU falls to 0-5 this season when it is outrebounded and 0-3 when scoring 60 or less points.
Pittman's 20 points gives him double-digit points in all but two of his 13 career games. He has scored 20 or more points in four games this season.
Pittman scored his team-high points by tying his career-high for made field goals with seven (Nevada).
With 14 points, Dennis Tinnon scored in double-digits for the 25th time of his career.
After collecting six rebounds, Tinnon has grabbed at least five rebounds in 43 of his 48 career, including all 13 games this season.
Nigel Spikes pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds, the second highest total of his career. The senior also became the first player with 15 rebounds in a game since Tinnon had 15 versus SMU in last year's Conference USA tournament (3/7/12).
Spikes had his second highest defensive rebound total with 12.
DeVince Boykins pulled down a career-high four rebounds while playing the most minutes of his career with 16.
Kelvin Amayo made his first career appearance as a member of the Herd after checking in with less than four minutes to play in the game. He recorded one rebound on the day.
Saturday's announced attendance of 24, 271 is the largest crowd Marshall has played in front of, passing 23,782, which was the announced attendance when the Herd played against Kentucky inside Rupp on Dec. 27, 1994.