Despite out scoring Syracuse 38-31 in the second half Marshall could not over come a 31-18 half time deficit as the Orange defeated MU 62-56 in the Carrier Dome Tuesday night.
Junior Forward Dennis Tinnon lead the Herd with 17 points and 15 rebounds, registering a double-double. Point guard Damier Pitts was the only other Marshall player to reach double figures, scoring ten points. Defending Conference USA rookie of the year DeAndre Kane had a solid night, recording nine points while distributing five assist and grabbing seven rebounds .
Both teams had trouble scoring as Syracuse held Marshall to a .319 field goal percentage. The Orange did not fair much better against MU's defense, only converting 22-62 field goal attempts. Marshall continued it's seven game streak of out rebounding opponents as the Herd recorded 31 rebounds to Syracuse's 25.
Box score for tonight's game can be found here.