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Marshall vs Rice

Marshall 63, Rice 61

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HOUSTON (AP) - Shaquille Johnson made a layup with two seconds remaining to give Marshall a 63-61 victory against Rice on Saturday night.

Damier Pitts scored 18 points for the Thundering Herd (11-4, 2-0 Conference USA), and Johnson added 13. Dennis Tinnon had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Tamir Jackson had the last shot for the Owls (9-7, 0-1), but his 3-point attempt with a second left missed. Omar Oraby had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Rice, and Arsalan Kazemi added 15 points.

Jackson, the Owls' leading scorer, was held to seven points on 3 of 15 shooting.

Johnson's 3-pointer gave the Herd a 63-61 lead with 3:55 remaining. Oraby tied the score with two free throws with 2:17 left.

Kazemi missed two free throws with 11 seconds to play.

The contest featured Marshall, the nation's No. 3 rebounding team at 42.6 a game, against the top individual rebounder in the country, Kazemi. The Herd won the boards battle 45-27 and limited Kazemi, who came in averaging 12.4 rebounds, to just four.

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Marshall Thundering Herd
D. Tinnon, F335-90-0111310
R. Goff, F191-40-06132
D. Kane, G373-131-28617
D. Pitts, G357-141-234318
S. Johnson, G334-73-431213
D. Pena152-60-00005
N. Spikes133-60-04026
Y. Mbao80-10-01020
J. Hanner71-30-06012
Totals 26-635-845131763
 41.3%62.5% 
Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F336-63-843315
L. Kuipers, F182-20-01125
T. Jackson, G343-150-22107
D. Ennis, G292-50-04625
C. Frizzelle, G293-80-00117
O. Oraby244-78-10101216
J. DeBose121-20-02102
A. Ibrahim111-50-01022
D. Chadwick41-10-00002
J. Reischel30-00-00000
S. Gearhart20-00-00000
E. Herndon10-00-01000
Totals 23-5111-2027141261
 45.1%55% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-112
La. Tech0-08-4215
UTEP0-08-474
FAU0-06-4156
Middle Tenn.0-07-5195
Charlotte0-06-551
North Texas0-06-5256
Western Ky.0-06-5114
FIU0-06-6164
So. Miss0-05-5313
UT-San Antonio0-04-5259
Marshall0-04-8315
UAB0-04-9305
Rice0-03-7351
 
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