With a slim one point lead at halftime, Marshall (6-9, 0-0) needed a better second half effort against visiting Presbyterian (4-11, 0-0). The Herd got just that, outscoring the Blue Hose by 27 points in the game’s final 20 minutes to walk away with a 77-49 victory.
Marshall was lead by Ryan Taylor’s 18 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season. Three other members of the Thundering Herd, Shawn Smith (16), TyQuane Goard (11), and Kareem Canty (11) all scored in double-digits. DeVine Boykins also had an impressive evening, his nine points and six rebounds were both career highs.
Yesterday’s win over Presbyterian was Marshall’s first over a division one opponent since they defeat Western Kentucky on November 26th. The Herd starts Conference USA play on Thursday at Texas San Antonio (4-9, 0-0) before traveling to El Paso for a Saturday match-up against UTEP (10-5, 0-0).
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