Thursday, December 20, 2012

Marshall Basketball: Herd Beats Savannah State 64-48

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.

For more on yesterday’s game, follow the links below.

Charleston Daily Mail

Charleston Gazette

Herald Dispatch

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