In it's first competitive basketball contest of the season Marshall University defeated Northern Kentucky University 65-55 in a exhibition game Tuesday night. Marshall ended the first half down 32-27 but rallied behind nine Shaquile Johnson second half points for the victory. First team all Conference USA guard DeAndre Kane did not play while resting an injury. Senior point guard Damier Pitts was also held out of the game in what was described as a "coaches decision".
Stats for tonight's game can be found here.
Click this link for video of Tom Herrion's post game press conference via the Charleston Daily Mail's Chuck McGill.