Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marshall Basketball: No Pittman no Problem, Herd Beats WKU 74-64

Despite playing without leading scorer Elijah Pittman for 35 minutes, Marshall was able to overcome an early 16 point deficit and defeat Western Kentucky 74-64 in the Cam Henderson Center Tuesday evening.

The Thundering Herd was lead by sophomore shooting guard Chris Thomas. He scored a game high 27 points while converting 12 of his 13 attempts from the free throw line.

Trailing 13-7 with just over 15 minutes left in the first half, Pittman missed a shot and while running back on defense he forcibly elbow the chest of Caden Dickerson, knocking the Hilltoppers guard to the ground. After a video review by the referees, Pittman was assessed a Flagrant 2 Foul and ejected from the game. 

Following Pittman's ejection the Herd stumbled, falling behind 24-8 before regaining their composer and bringing the halftime deficit to 36-30. Marshall completed the comeback by outscoring WKU 44-28 in the second half.


Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall basketball: New faces carry Herd past Western Kentucky


Thomas Gives Herd Boost to Down Western Kentucky

Video: Tom Herrion post game press conference

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Marshall rallies past Western Kentucky

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