Monday, December 19, 2011

Marshall Basketball: MU squeaks by Belmont 87-86

With five seconds left on the clock Belmont's Kerron Johnson fouled Marshall's Damier Pitts, sending him and the Herds 87-86 lead to the free throw line. Pitts, one of MU's most reliable free throw shooters, missed both shots, sending Johnson streaking down the court for a game winning layup as time expired. Fortunately for Marshall and Pitts, Johnson's attempt rolled off the rim, leaving the Thundering Herd with a 87-86 victory.

Beyond the win it was an extra special night for two Marshall players. Forward Dennis Tinnon registered a double-double (10 rebounds) while scoring a career high 24 points. DeAndre Kane also established a new career high with 29 points.

Tinnon was not the only Marshall player to record a double-double. Point guard Damier Pitts scored 19 points and lead the team with 11 assist.

Marshall set new season highs in points scored (87) and points allowed (86) Monday evening. The Herd also had it's best night from the three point line, hitting six of 14 shots. As has been the story all season Marshall out rebounded it's opponent, grabbing 39 rebounds to Belmont's 31.

For a box score of tonight's game click here.

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