NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at Marshall
(Saturday, February 16th)
Final Score: (22) Memphis 71, Marshall 59
Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - Adonis Thomas registered a career-high 23
points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 22 Memphis to a 71-59 win over Marshall on
Thomas shot 9-of-17 from the field for the Tigers (22-3, 11-0 C-USA), who have
not lost since Dec. 15 against Louisville. Joe Jackson and Geron Johnson
scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
"I shot the ball really well in warmups," Thomas said. "I always try to get to
the game early, and my shot was falling and I felt good. I want to keep it up
for the rest of the season."
Elijah Pittman and DeAndre Kane scored 16 points apiece for the Thundering
Herd (11-15, 4-7), who have lost three of their past four games. Dennis Tinnon
recorded 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Marshall started off strong, outscoring Memphis 10-3 in the first 3 1/2
minutes of the game. However, the Tigers went on an 11-3 run for a 14-13 lead
as Thomas finished a three-point play to give Memphis an edge it would not let
go for the remainder of the contest.
After a dunk by Pittman, Thomas nailed a pair of 3-pointers to start a 13-2
By halftime, Memphis held a 43-26 margin.
"We had great energy in the beginning of the game," Marshall coach Tom Herrion
said. "We just didn't get enough stops in the first half."
Marshall began the second half with eight unanswered points to cut the deficit
to 43-34. After a free throw by Memphis' Tarik Black and a layup by Chris
Crawford, Pittman started and ended a 7-0 run to get the Thundering Herd
within 46-41, with 10:47 left to play. Despite their best efforts, however, it
was the closest the home team would get.
The Thundering Herd had both shooting and ball handling troubles for the rest
of the game, shooting just 5-of-13 and recording six turnovers. Meanwhile,
Memphis scored 25 points, including three treys.
Shaq Goodwin scored the final points of the game for Memphis with a thunderous
dunk off a pass by Crawford to secure the victory.
Memphis outscored Marshall 19-6 in bench points ... Memphis is 12-2 all-time
against Marshall ... The Tigers are 7-0 in road games this season.
02/17 01:03:06 ET
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