Rice 33 37 70
Marshall 33 38 71
Date of game: 2/13/2013

Recap: Marshall vs. Rice

Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - Elijah Pittman made a clutch free-throw with 17 seconds remaining to put it out of reach as the Marshall Thundering Herd held on to defeat the Rice Owls, 71-70, in Conference USA action at the Cam Henderson Center.

Pittman recorded a game-high 22 points and six rebounds for the Thundering Herd (11-14, 4-6 C-USA). D.D. Scarver added 17 points, while Dennis Tinnon contributed 11 points and seven boards. Nigel Spikes chipped in 10 points and five rebounds. DeAndre Kane dealt out 10 assists to help Marshall snap a two-game losing slide.

For the Owls (5-19, 1-9), Tamir Jackson contributed a team-high 16 points, five rebounds and five assists. Austin Ramljak added 15 points and seven boards. Max Guercy recorded 12 points. Julian DeBose and Keith Washington chipped in 10 points apiece as Rice lost for the fourth time in row.

The first half ended with both teams even at 33-33. Rice made 5-of-14 from long range, while Marshall made 4-of-13 from beyond the arc to stay neck and neck.

Marshall held a three-point lead with 26 seconds remaining before Pittman made one free-throw to extend the Thundering Herd's edge on the scoreboard to four. DeBose hit a 3-pointer for the Owls with one second remaining, but they ran out of time before they could regain the lead

Rice committed 20 personal fouls allowing Marshall to outscore it, 18-7, at the charity stripe. The very closely contested matchup featured 21 lead changes and 11 ties.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Jones looking to win Truck Series race at Dover

The series is running its sixth race of the season on Friday at Dover International Speedway. On the following day, Jones will celebrate his 19th birthday. He's scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race at this track on Saturday.

Broncos' Clady tears ACL

Peyton Manning will have to make do without his blind-side protector for the 2015 season, as the Denver Broncos announced that Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Wednesday's OTA session.

Angels' Cowgill lands on DL

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.