Marshall 25 34 59
Wvirginia 31 38 69
Date of game: 12/5/2012

Recap: West Virginia vs. Marshall

Charleston, WV (Sports Network) - Deniz Kilicli scored 21 points as he helped lift the West Virginia Mountaineers over the Marshall Thundering Herd, 69-59, at the Charleston Civic Center.

Kilicli was joined in double-figure scoring by Juwan Staten with 12 points for WVU (3-3) which has now won two in a row after a rough start this season. Aaric Murray led all players with 10 rebounds.

D.D. Scarver scored 17 points for the Herd (5-4) in the loss that ended a three-game win streak. Elijah Pittman added 16 points while DeAndre Kane tallied 13 points and seven assists before fouling out.

WVU led 31-25 at halftime despite shooting 33.3 percent from the field because the squad scored 10 points off Marshall turnovers.

In the second half the Mountaineers outscored Marshall 20-10 in the paint and watched the Herd converted only 9-of-16 at the free-throw line in the period.

Marshall shot just 36.5 percent from the floor and 12-of-22 at the charity stripe, not to mention turning the ball over 17 times.

Five players were ejected from the game with 1:37 remaining when Robert Goff of Marshall kicked Staten which led to a gathering on the court. Murray, Terry Henderson, Eron Harris, and Jabarie Hinds were all ejected for leaving the bench, along with Goff.

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