Marshall (4-4, 0-0) overcame a 13 point second half defect at Vanderbilt (5-3, 0-0) to bring the game within reach on its final possession. Trailing 67-69 with nine seconds left on the clock, Kareem Canty charged into the lane, but he was met Commodores forward James Siakam who prevented the Herd’s point guard from getting off a shot. No foul was called on the play and Marshall left Memorial Gymnasium with its second loss in a row.
Canty lead the Thundering Herd with 18 points. He also registered four assist and turnovers. Receiving his first career start in place of Ryan Taylor, forward TyQuane Goard scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds. Taylor watched the game from the bench in street clothes. During his postgame press conference head coach Tom Herrion offered no explanation for Taylor’s absence.
Marshall returns to the hardwood tomorrow at Penn State, tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET.
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