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Marshall 85, Binghamton 60

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Damier Pitts scored 18 points and DeAndre Kane 16 as Marshall scored the game's first nine points and rolled to an 85-60 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night.

Kane scored 12 points in the first half for the Thundering Herd (9-3), including two 3-pointers during the initial 9-0 run.

Marshall led 45-22 at halftime after outshooting the Bearcats (3-8) 53.6 percent (15 of 28) to 32.3 percent (10 of 31). A 19-2 run gave Marshall a 42-14 lead with 3:54 until halftime.

Mahamoud Jabbi scored 22 points to lead Binghamton, which never got closer than 15 points in the second half. Greer Wright, the Bearcats' leading scorer this season, picked up two fouls in the opening 1:40 and finished with just six points.

Pitts, a junior guard, made his first start of the season for Marshall while playing in his third game. He missed the first nine games because of academic difficulties.