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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).