HUNTINGTON, W.V. -- Shaquille Johnson scored 19 points to pace Marshall in a 110-57 blowout of West Virginia Tech on Sunday in its season opener.
Sam Robertson scored 24 points and Victor McGee added 12 for the Golden Bears, who counted the game as an exhibition.
After taking a 21-point lead into halftime, the Thundering Herd outscored the Golden Bears 61-29 in the second half and shot 60.5 percent (23 of 38) from the field in the frame. Marshall also capitalized on 23 turnovers and grabbed 34 defensive rebounds compared to 16 for the Golden Bears in the game.