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Rice vs Marshall

Marshall 71, Rice 70

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Elijah Pittman scored 22 points to lead Marshall over Conference USA-foe Rice 71-70 Wednesday night.

Marshall (11-14, 4-6) entered having lost two straight and five of six. Pittman was 7-of-10 shooting and made three 3-pointers. D.D. Scarver hit four treys en route to 17 points, while Dennis Tinnon had 11 points and Nigel Spikes 10.

DeAndre Kane, ranked sixth in the NCAA averaging 7.2 assists entering Wednesday, had 10 helpers for the Thundering Herd.

Spikes hit two free throws to put Marshall ahead 62-61 with 3:35 left and added two more foul shots 36 seconds later for a decisive 64-61 lead.

Rice's Julian DeBose hit a 3 to make it 71-70 with 1 second left, but the Owls (5-19, 1-9) couldn't get the ball back for another shot.

Tamir Jackson led Rice with 16 points as the Owls dropped their fourth straight.

Marshall held a 31-25 advantage in rebounds.

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Rice Owls
R. Wilson, F252-30-04354
M. Guercy, G364-112-231012
A. Ramljak, G366-110-071015
J. DeBose, G304-100-031410
T. Jackson, G286-132-355416
K. Washington214-72-205110
B. Firozgary151-11-20043
D. Peera70-00-00020
E. Franshaw20-00-00000
Totals 27-567-925162070
 48.2%77.8% 
Marshall Thundering Herd
E. Pittman, F367-105-860122
D. Tinnon, F275-101-471211
N. Spikes, C252-46-850210
D. Kane, G401-33-341025
D. Scarver, G316-131-141117
R. Goff231-30-24112
T. Manning131-22-20114
D. Boykins50-00-00010
Totals 23-4518-2831141171
 51.1%64.3% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-09-116
La. Tech0-08-3227
UTEP0-07-452
North Texas0-06-4235
Middle Tenn.0-07-5164
FAU0-05-4208
Charlotte0-06-544
FIU0-06-6126
So. Miss0-05-5316
Western Ky.0-05-5122
UT-San Antonio0-04-5268
Marshall0-04-7275
UAB0-04-7309
Rice0-03-6350
 
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