Kane's free throws lift Marshall over UCF

Kane's free throws lift Marshall over UCF

Published Jan. 14, 2012 8:08 p.m. ET

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- DeAndre Kane made two free throws with 14 seconds left to give Marshall a 65-64 win over Central Florida on Saturday night in a battle of Conference USA's unbeaten.

UCF's Marcus Jordan then missed a layup with 3 seconds remaining, and teammate Josh Crittle turned it over on the offensive rebound.

The Thundering Herd (13-4, 4-0) scored 12 points off of six Knights' turnovers, while holding them to 37-percent shooting in the first half (10 of 27) to lead 37-32 at halftime.

Marshall led 60-53 with 4:15 left, then UCF used a 9-1 run to push ahead 62-61, taking its first lead since 7:41 remained in the first half. The run ended with Crittle's layup with 1:34 to go. The two teams then traded baskets until Kane's foul shots.

Marshall outrebounded UCF 43-39, grabbing 16 offensive boards.

Keith Clanton led the Knights with 14 points and Tristan Spurlock added 12.