Saturday, December 15, 2012

Marshall Basketball: No. 11 Cincinnati Downs Herd 72-56

Marshall (6-5, 0-0) had a tough Saturday afternoon in the Charleston Civic Center, losing to 11th ranked Cincinnati (10-0, 0-0) 72-56.

In the Thundering Herd's first game without leading scorer DeAndre Kane, Marshall received 20 point efforts from junior college transfers D.D. Scarver and Elijah Pittman. The rest of the team came up short, only contributing 16 points. 

In what has been a theme this season, the Thundering Herds post players continued to struggle. Dennis Tinnon, Robert Goff, and Nigel Spikes barely made an impact, scoring six points and contributing 16 rebounds.

Cincinnati was lead by guard Cashmere Wright, the senior scored 14 points and registered 3 assist. Other Bearcats scoring in double-digits included Sean Kilpatrick (13) and Justin Jackson (10).

Cincinnati showed why they are the nations second leading team in rebounds, beating the Herd 40-31 on the glass. The Bearcats also held a huge advantage in turnovers, committing 11 compared to Marshall's 20.

The Herd returns to the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday for a 7pm tip-off against Savannah State (5-5, 0-1).

For more on today's game follow the links below.

Box Score

The Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall men's basketball: Herd falls to No. 11 Cincinnati 72-56

No. 11 Cincinnati Defeats Marshall 72-56

The Charleston Gazette

Turnovers doom Herd

MU has to adjust, weather storm

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