Scores

Final

Marshall 81

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Evansville 91

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, November 18, 2005

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MRSH 36 4581
    EVAN 33 5891

    Top Performers

    Marshall: T. Aikens 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Evansville: M. Webster 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    Evansville 91, Marshall 81

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Matt Webster tied his career high with 24 points and went 14-of-14 from the line as Evansville rallied in the second half to beat Marshall 91-81 Friday.

    Freshman Jason Holsinger contributed 19 points, including 4-of-5 on 3-pointers, in his college debut. Bradley Strickland scored 13 for the Purple Aces (1-0).

    Webster, a junior, also grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double.

    Travis Aikens had 22, and Joe Miles scored 19 to pace Marshall, which led 36-33 at the half. Chris Ross added 13 for the Thundering Herd (0-1).

    The Aces and the Herd tied twice at 39 and 43 early in the third quarter. But Evansville, which had a 44-31 advantage on the boards and a 32-20 edge at the free-throw line, controlled the rest of the game.

    Marshall came no closer than seven points during the last two minutes, and the Aces sealed the game in the final 30 seconds on a pair of free throws by Holsinger.

    Evansville outshot the Herd 47 percent (26-of-55) to nearly 40 percent (25-of-69) from the field. The Aces also shot 80 percent (32-of-40) from the line, compared with Marshall's 71.4 percent (20-of-28).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    EVAN
    Points 81 91
    FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-28 (.714) 32-40 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2005-06 Season

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