Marshall 92, WVU Tech 69

Tirrell Baines scored 21 points to lead Marshall to a

season-opening 92-69 win over West Virginia Tech on Friday

night.

Baines was 9 of 13 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw

line while Dago Pena scored 17 points, Johnny Thomas had 12,

DeAndre Kane added 11 and Shaquille Johnson 10.

West Virginia Tech (2-0), an NAIA school which treated the game

as an exhibition, led 13-9 with 14:57 left in the first half as

Marshall hit just three of its first nine shots.

The Thundering Herd used an 11-0 run over the next 5:05 to lead

by seven and built the margin to 41-24 with 2:42 to go in the

half.

The Golden Bears cut the lead to 45-41 on a Roi Buchbinder dunk

with 18:47 left, then the Thundering Herd pulled away with a 7-0

spurt.

Marshall led by as many as 26 and outrebounded West Virginia

Tech 50-37.

Donald Robinson led West Virginia Tech with 23 points.