Scores

Final

Southern Miss 75

(24-7, 11-5 C-USA)

Marshall 79

(18-12, 9-7 C-USA)

    2:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    USM 29 4675
    MRSH 36 4379

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: J. Mills 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Marshall: D. Tinnon 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

    Marshall 79, Southern Miss. 75

    Associated Press

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Dennis Tinnon led five Marshall players in double figures with 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Thundering Herd beat Southern Mississippi 79-75 on Saturday.

    DeAndre Kane had 17, Damier Pitts and Shaquille Johnson recorded 13, and Dago Pena added 10 for Marshall (18-12, 9-7 Conference USA). All five of Marshall's starters grabbed at least four rebounds to help the Thundering Herd win the battle of the boards 44-36.

    The Golden Eagles trailed throughout the first half but clawed back to take a 62-61 lead with 4:50 left to play behind a Darnell Dodson 3-pointer.

    The Thundering Herd, however, used a 12-3 run to regain the lead, 73-65, with 1:02 remaining. Marshall made eight free throws while Southern Mississippi (24-7, 11-5) connected on just 3 of 6 free throw attempts and went 0 of 4 from the field during the run.

    Jonathan Mills led Southern Mississippi with 17.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    MRSH
    Points 75 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-63 (.413) 27-56 (.482)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 3-18 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-26 (.538) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 9

    2011-12 Season

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    Jan 21, 2012 @USM 67, MRSH 63Recap
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