Rice vs Marshall

Marshall 72, Rice 61


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Johnny Thomas led a balanced Marshall attack with 13 points and the Thundering Herd defeated Rice 72-61 on Wednesday night.

Damier Pitts, Dago Pena and DeAndre Kane each added 11 points for the Thundering Herd (17-9, 5-6 Conference USA). The Owls (11-14, 3-8), who lost their third straight, were led by Tamir Jackson's 21 points.

Rice had outrebounded 14 of its previous 17 opponents, but Marshall won the battle of the boards 36-24 as Nigel Spikes led the Thundering Herd with 11 rebounds.

Marshall also enjoyed an advantage at the free-throw line, making 23 of 24 (95.8 percent), while Rice settled for 12 of 15.

Arsalan Kazemi had 16 for Rice, including free throws that pulled the Owls to within two, 55-53, with 3:02 left. But the Thundering Herd scored the next 11 points, as Tirrell Baines led the run with two layups, to open a 66-53 advantage with 45 seconds left.

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Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F326-124-691316
L. Kuipers, F80-22-20042
T. Jackson, G377-146-713221
C. Frizzelle, G352-100-04224
B. Beasley, G191-10-02223
C. Pflieger231-40-02103
T. Stanton191-20-00222
D. Chadwick172-50-03004
T. Abraham50-00-00010
S. Braimoh43-30-00016
J. Reynolds10-00-00010
O. Oraby00-00-00000
Totals 23-5312-1524111861
Marshall Thundering Herd
J. Thomas, F314-64-430113
N. Spikes, F293-32-211038
T. Baines, F234-101-14039
D. Kane, G343-105-565311
D. Pitts, G334-112-235011
D. Pena234-50-031111
S. Johnson170-48-81218
A. Williams80-01-22011
O. Allen20-00-01020
Totals 22-4923-2436131572
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
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Purdue 70
GTOWN 70 Final
UConn 78
S Florida 55 Final
XAV 74 Final
St Joe's 54
Louisville 54 Final
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VANDY 64 Final
Georgia 56
DUKE 56 Final
Virginia 41
Iowa St 66 Final
Tx A&M 71
Okla St 55 Final
Texas 73
MONSW 66 Final
Utah St 100
N Mexico 62 Final