The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

January 20, 2013

Kane, Marshall defeat ECU

Tinnon has double-double in Herd victory

HUNTINGTON — DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season as Marshall defeated Conference USA rival East Carolina 77-56 Saturday night.

Kane hit 7 of 14 from the field and made 3 of 6 from 3-point range, while Tinnon had 11 points and 12 boards for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-1). Elijah Pittman added 19 points and D.D. Scarver 11, while Nigel Spikes grabbed 11 rebounds.

Marshall improved to 8-1 this year in the Cam Henderson Center.

Robert Sampson collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Miguel Paul added 17 points and five assists, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 18 turnovers.

Marshall scored 24 points off the giveaways, and also outscored East Carolina 52-30 in the paint and 20-4 on fast breaks.

ECU made just 2 of its first 14 shots and was 21-of-64 (32.8 percent) for the game.

Marshall has a pair of road games this week, visiting Southern Miss on Wednesday and Memphis Saturday.

EAST CAROLINA (11-6)

Kemp 5-15 0-0 10, Armstrong 3-10 1-2 7, Sampson 5-10 0-3 10,  Paul 4-14 8-9 17, Bowden 0-3 0-0 0, Richmond 3-7 1-4 10,  Gaines 0-2 0-0 0, Roberts-Campbell 0-0 0-3 0, Zangari 0-0 0-0 0,  Guilmette 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 21-64 10-21 56.

MARSHALL (9-9)

Tinnon 5-12 1-1 11, Pittman 8-14 3-7 19, Spikes 1-3 1-2 3,  Scarver 4-11 0-1 11, Kane 7-14 5-10 22, Martin 0-0 0-0 0,  Goff 3-5 0-2 6, Boykins 1-1 0-0 3, Kambola 0-0 0-0 0, Manning 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-63 10-23 77.

Halftime—Marshall 43-23. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 4-16 (Richmond  3-6, Paul 1-6, Sampson 0-1, Bowden 0-3), Marshall 7-18 (Kane 3-6,  Scarver 3-8, Boykins 1-1, Manning 0-1, Pittman 0-2). Fouled Out—Manning,  Paul. Rebounds—East Carolina 47 (Sampson 17), Marshall 42 (Tinnon 12).  Assists—East Carolina 10 (Paul 5), Marshall 19 (Kane 8). Total  Fouls—East Carolina 20, Marshall 19. A—6,056.

 

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