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(Wednesday, December 5)
Final Score: West Virginia 69, Marshall 59
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.
12/05 23:14:03 ET
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