Marshall 58, Tulane 55
Tyler Wilkerson scored 18 points to lead Marshall to a 58-55 win
over Tulane on Saturday night.
Wilkerson shot 7-for-11 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds
for the Thundering Herd (20-7, 8-4 Conference USA), who have won
five games in a row. Hassan Whiteside added 10 points and seven
Both teams stayed close for much of the contest, and a
three-point play from Tulane’s Kendall Timmons tied the score at 51
with 3:29 to play. But Marshall managed to jump out to a 57-52 lead
after two free throws from Wilkerson with 34 seconds remaining.
Tulane trailed by only three points at the end of the game, but
Kevin Sims’ potential game-tying 3-point attempt was off
David Booker scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead
Tulane (7-19, 2-11).
Marshall outrebounded Tulane 40-33 and scored 15 second chance
points off of 11 offensive rebounds.