Marshall I(4-5, 0-0) dropped its third game in a row, falling at Penn State (7-3, 0-0) 90-77 Saturday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions defense stymied the visitors as the Thundering Herd only shot 39.4% (26-66) from the floor. Freshman point guard Kareem Canty lead Marshall with 28 points but none of his other teammates scored more than ten. Largely absent from the second half, Herd leading scorer Elijah Pittman only manager ten points while converting four of 13 attempts from within the three point line and one of five shots beyond the arch.
Marshall was without forward Ryan Taylor for the second game in a row. Taylor injured his knee during practice on Wednesday and also missed the Vanderbilt game earlier in the week. TyQuane Goard started in Taylor's absence and scored nine points while grabbing seven rebounds.
The Herd returns to action next Saturday against West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center.
Poor Shooting Night Dooms Marshall at Penn State
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