Marshall 69, Coppin St. 63

D.D. Scarver scored 20 points and Dennis Tinnon posted a

double-double as Marshall took control in the final 3 minutes to

defeat Coppin State 69-63 Saturday night in the first meeting

between the schools.

The Thundering Herd (6-4), who fell behind by 12 in the first

half, took their first lead briefly at 49-48 with 9:51 left.

Coppin State (1-8) regained a six-point lead before Marshall

pulled ahead at 58-57 following two 3-pointers by Scarver and a

three-point play by Tinnon with 2:45 left.

Tinnon added a layup and DeAndre Kane a free throw, but Collin

Johnson’s layup with 1:18 left cut it to 61-59. Tinnon made another

layup and Marshall sealed it with 6-of-6 free-throw shooting.

Tinnon had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Elijah Pittman 14 points,

Kane 11 assists and Nigel Spikes 11 rebounds.

Michael Murray’s 18 points led the Eagles, who made 2 of 10 free

throws.