Scores

Final

Southern Miss 63

(9-5, 0-1 C-USA)

Marshall 76

(12-2, 1-0 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2010

    Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    USM 35 2863
    MRSH 41 3576

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: G. Flowers 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

    Marshall: T. Wilkerson 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Marshall 76, Southern Miss. 63

    Associated Press

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tyler Wilkerson scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures as Marshall defeated Southern Mississippi 76-63 on Tuesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

    Shaquille Johnson and Tirrell Baines added 12 points each for the Thundering Herd (12-2), who have won three consecutive games and are off to their best start since going 13-2 in 1999-00.

    Marshall led throughout and opened the second half on an 11-4 run to push its advantage into double figures. Chris Lutz's jumper gave the Thundering Herd a 50-39 lead with 17 minutes left and Wilkerson scored for a 52-39 lead with 15:55 to play.

    Southern Miss (9-5) cut the margin to 66-60 with 3:55 left, but Daimer Pitts hit a 3-pointer to push the lead to 69-60 with 3:28 to play.

    Pitts finished with 11 and Lutz had 10 for Marshall.

    Gary Flowers scored 13 and Maurice Bolden added 11 for Southern Miss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    MRSH
    Points 63 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 4-24 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2009-10 Season

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