Marshall vs Southern Miss

Marshall stops Southern Mississippi, advances to Conference USA finals

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Damier Pitts scored 24 points, including 16 in the second half, as Marshall defeated Southern Mississippi 73-62 in the Conference USA semifinals Friday.

Pitts made 7 of 12 shots, including 4 of 6 outside the arc, for sixth-seeded Marshall (21-12), which will play Saturday in its first conference tournament final since the 1997 Southern Conference championship game. The Thundering Herd, which beat Tulsa 105-100 in three overtimes Thursday, will face the winner of Friday's other semifinal between Central Florida and top-seeded Memphis.

DeAndre Kane added 14 points for Marshall, and Dennis Tinnon had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Southern Mississippi (25-8), the second seed, was led by Angelo Johnson's 24 points. Darnell Dodson added 13.

Marshall shot 54.3 percent (25 of 46), including 9 of 17 (52.9 percent) on 3-pointers. That offset 16 Thundering Herd turnovers, compared to three by the Golden Eagles, who shot 34.2 percent (25 of 73).

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Scoreboard
Marshall (21-12) «294473
Southern Miss (25-8)283462
MRSHL:D. Pitts 24 Pts
MRSHL:D. Tinnon 13 Reb
MRSHL:D. Kane 7 Ast
USM:A. Johnson 24 Pts
USM:R. McGill 7 Reb
USM:A. Johnson 2 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
MarshallSouthern Miss
MRSHL
Damier Pitts
USM
Angelo Johnson
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
24522422
Marshall Thundering Herd
D. Pitts, G377-126-652224
D. Tinnon, F375-70-0130310
D. Kane, G366-121-337314
S. Johnson, G272-54-45239
R. Goff, F242-41-22135
D. Pena, G-F213-50-01029
N. Spikes, C150-12-25012
Y. Mbao, C30-00-00000
D. Boykins, GDid Not Play
J. Hanner, FDid Not Play
J. Kambola, CDid Not Play
C. Martin, GDid Not Play
Totals 25-4614-1734121773
 54.3%82.4% 
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
L. Page, G392-70-02035
A. Johnson, G3311-171-122324
M. Bolden, G263-110-05106
R. McGill, G220-51-27121
J. Mills, F160-60-04040
N. Watson, G263-123-56129
D. Dodson, G234-133-460113
T. Pelham, F142-20-23024
C. Jenkins, G10-00-00000
A. Phillips, FDid Not Play
R. Carlisle, GDid Not Play
K. Dewitt, FDid Not Play
C. Robbins, FDid Not Play
A. Franklin, GDid Not Play
Totals 25-738-143551762
 34.2%57.1% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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