Marshall vs SMU

Marshall 73, SMU 68

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DALLAS (AP) - Damier Pitts scored 20 points and Marshall defeated SMU 73-68 on Saturday.

Three other Thundering Herd players were in double figures. DeAndre Kane had 14 points, Nigel Spikes scored 13 and Dennis Tinnon added 12 points for Marshall (16-10, 7-5).

The Thundering Herd never trailed and led by as many as 20 with just over 10 minutes left before the Mustangs rallied, but they couldn't get closer than four points.

SMU (11-16, 2-10), coming off the lowest point total ever in a Conference USA game in Wednesday's 47-28 loss to UAB, also started poorly on Saturday with just 14 points in the first half. SMU scored 39 points in the last 10 minutes on Saturday.

London Giles, who missed the UAB game due to a concussion, returned Saturday and led the Mustangs with 17 points. Jalen Jones scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.

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Scoreboard
Marshall (16-10) «254873
Southern Methodist (11-16)145468

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Marshall Thundering Herd
D. Pitts, F386-113-405120
D. Tinnon, F305-82-461312
R. Goff, F142-21-20155
D. Kane, G385-144-884214
S. Johnson, G311-62-27225
D. Pena241-41-22024
N. Spikes223-37-940313
Y. Mbao30-00-01000
Totals 23-4820-3131131873
 47.9%64.5% 
SMU Mustangs
R. Nyakundi, F303-142-221410
S. Williams, F191-60-210012
J. Samarrippas, G315-70-032310
J. Jones, G286-82-730515
R. Clinkscales, G181-10-02013
L. Giles326-82-211517
C. Cunningham181-23-44025
R. Manuel90-22-40312
A. Patsevich90-22-20102
L. Smith61-10-03132
Totals 24-5113-233292568
 47.1%56.5% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
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DEP 82
MU 79 Final
UConn 64
Wich St 91 Final
DAVID 74
UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
Florida St 76 Final
NCST 62
MD 44 Final
Virginia 71
K-State 57 Final
Baylor 56
Missouri 71 Final
Tx A&M 62
SDSU 56 Final
AF 58
Ole Miss 62 Final
Kentucky 77
CLEM 52 Final
NC 74
Florida 98 Final
Arkansas 68
STMA 51 Final
MRST 65
GTOWN 63 Final
PROV 53
GONZ 65 Final
San Fran 66
TXTCH 50 Final
Kansas 83
Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final
NOVA 70