The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 17, 2013

Herd squanders lead, falls to Morehead

Marshall, up by 21 late in first half, loses in 102-94 in OT


The Associated Press

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Brent Arrington and Bakari Turner each scored 24 points as Morehead State overcame a 21-point deficit to beat Marshall 102-94 in overtime Sunday.  

Leading 94-93, Chad Posthumus grabbed an offensive rebound off a miss by Turner and was fouled by Elijah Pittman.  Posthumus converted two free throws to start a 10-1 run by the Eagles to close out the game.

Kareem Canty’s 3-pointer with a minute left in the first half gave Marshall a 21-point lead, its biggest of the game, 48-27.  Morehead State (3-1) closed the half with a 6-0 spurt to head into the break trailing 48-33.

Posthumus scored 14 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, seven offensive.

Elijah Pittman tied a career-high with 31 points for Marshall (2-1). Kareem Canty added 19 and nine assists but had nine turnovers.

MARSHALL (2-1)

Sane 1-1 4-6 6, Pittman 9-21 10-11 31, Taylor 3-4 5-8 12,  Canty 7-14 3-6 19, Boykins 1-2 0-2 2, Smith 4-5 2-2 10,  Thomas 1-2 5-8 7, Goard 1-3 0-0 2, Manning 2-4 0-0 5, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0,  Loop 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-56 29-43 94.

MOREHEAD ST. (3-1)

Kelly 1-2 0-3 2, Posthumus 3-5 8-12 14, Storey 3-6 0-0 6,  Warner 5-14 4-4 15, Arrington 7-13 6-12 24, Pajkovic 2-5 9-13 13,  Leatherwood 0-2 0-2 0, Turner 6-12 11-17 24, Dotson 0-2 0-0 0,  Reader 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 28-62 40-65 102.

Halftime—Marshall 48-33. End Of Regulation—Tied 86. 3-Point  Goals—Marshall 7-23 (Pittman 3-11, Canty 2-5, Taylor 1-1, Manning 1-3,  Thomas 0-1, Smith 0-1, Boykins 0-1), Morehead St. 6-20 (Arrington 4-6,  Turner 1-5, Warner 1-5, Pajkovic 0-1, Dotson 0-1, Storey 0-2). Fouled  Out—Goard, Kelly, Mbao, Reader, Sane, Smith, Storey, Taylor.  Rebounds—Marshall 39 (Goard, Pittman 7), Morehead St. 40 (Posthumus 15).  Assists—Marshall 16 (Canty 9), Morehead St. 17 (Storey 8). Total  Fouls—Marshall 44, Morehead St. 31. Technicals—Pittman, Turner, Morehead  St. Bench. A—3,506.