Marshall 70, Morehead St. 67
D.D. Scarver scored 17 points and Dennis Tinnon posted 13 points
and 16 rebounds to lead Marshall over Morehead State 70-67
Nigel Spikes and DeAndre Kane scored 13 points apiece for the
Thundering Herd (4-3).
After a back-and-fourth first half, Devon Atkinson’s jumper drew
Morehead State within 54-52 with 4:03 remaining in the second half.
But Scarver hit his lone 3-pointer and Kane converted a fast-break
layup to put Marshall up 59-52.
Morehead State (4-3) attempted to rally but Marshall hit 11 free
throws over the final 1:17 to put the game away. Scarver had 10 of
those free throws while Tinnon had the other.
Marshall has won 12 of the last 14 meetings, including the last
10 at home, against Morehead State. The Thundering Herd shot just
33.3 percent (20 of 60) but outrebounded Morehead State 53-46.
Jarrett Stokes led Morehead State 14 points.