Marshall vs Rice

Marshall 63, Rice 61


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
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
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
Western Ky.12-620-12117
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
So. Miss4-149-20283
Other games
Florida 56 Final
Tenn 67
GTOWN 62 Final
W Virg 74
DUKE 81 Final
GT 74
Missouri 59 Final
K-State 75
Baylor 73 Final
TTU 60
DART 47 Final
Kansas 72 Final
Oklahoma 61
BC 60 Final
NC 83
Ohio St 76 Final
Iowa 47
MU 66 Final
Syracuse 73
SC 64 Final
Kentucky 79
ND 67 Final
Louisville 65
Miami-FL 51 Final
Virginia 52
UConn 60 Final
RUT 67
SACL 60 Final
MRST 87 Final
Aus Peay 75
Miss St 88 Final
Arkansas 98