Marshall earned a convincing win over Savannah State in the Cam Henderson Center Wednesday evening, taking down the Tigers 64-48.
The Herd only lead by two at halftime but a strong second half performance, including a late 17-5 run, resulted in a 16 point victory.
After only scoring two points in last Saturday’s loss to Cincinnati, senior Dennis Tinnon had a strong bounce back performance, chipping in 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting. He also grabbed six rebounds. Continuing his strong shooting from the three point line, D.D. Scarver converted 3-of-6 attempts on his way to a team high 18 points.
Two season long struggles, turnovers and free throws, continued to hamper the Herd. Marshall coughed up the ball 19 times and shot 61.3% from the charity stripe, only hitting 19-of-31 attempts.
In a touching gesture, Marshall head coach Tom Herrion wore a green sports coat throughout the game to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
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Charleston Daily Mail