Scores

Final

East Carolina 64

(9-6, 1-1 C-USA)

Marshall 72

(8-7, 1-1 C-USA)

    3:00 PM ET, January 10, 2009

    Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    ECU 33 3164
    MRSH 33 3972

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: J. Legan 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Marshall: T. Wilkerson 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Marshall 72, East Carolina 64

    Associated Press

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tyler Wilkerson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Marshall to a 72-64 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.

    The Thundering Herd (8-7, 1-1 Conference USA) shot 54.8 percent from the field (23 of 43) and held off East Carolina (9-6, 1-1) in the final minute.

    Marshall led 66-56 with 3:11 remaining in the game before the Pirates cut the lead to 67-64 on Darrius Morrow's free throw with 56 seconds left.

    The Thundering Herd clinched the game at the free-throw line, going 5 of 6 in the final 32 seconds.

    Wilkerson was 7 of 10 from the field and 10 of 12 from the line. He hit three free throws and had three rebounds in final 24 seconds of the game.

    Dago Pena scored 14 points and Markel Humphrey added 11 points for Marshall.

    James Legan scored 16 points, Sam Hinnant added 14 and Jamar Abrams had 13 points for East Carolina.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    MRSH
    Points 64 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 23-42 (.548)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 22-25 (.880)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 10

    2008-09 Season

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