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Marshall knocks off Southern Miss 76-63

Jan 6, 2010 - 2:42 AM HUNTINGTON, W.Va.(AP) -- 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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    Southern Mississippi 63, Marshall 76  FinalJan 6 2:44 PM


  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTHERN MISS 35 28 63
    MARSHALL 41 35 76 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: SOUTHERN MISS - GARY FLOWERS 13, MAURICE BOLDEN 11,
    ANGELO JOHNSON 9
    MARSHALL - TYLER WILKERSON 14, TIRRELL BAINES 12,
    SHAQUILLE JOHNSON 12

    Jan 5 8:46 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTHERN MISS 35 35
    MARSHALL 41 41 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    SOUTHERN MISS - GARY FLOWERS 13, SAI'QUON STONE 7,
    ANGELO JOHNSON 6
    MARSHALL - TIRRELL BAINES 10, TYLER WILKERSON 8,
    DAMIER PITTS 6

    Jan 5 7:48 PM