The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 3, 2013

Thomas leads Houston past Marshall 103-76

HOUSTON — TaShawn Thomas had 25 points and 14 rebounds and Houston surpassed 100 points for the second time this season, defeating Marshall 103-76 on Saturday.

Danuel House and Joseph Young added 23 points apiece for the Cougars (16-11, 5-9 Conference USA), who scored 106 points earlier this season in a victory over Louisiana College.

Houston shot 60 percent from the field and hit 8 of 15 3-point attempts while snapping a three-game losing streak.

DeAndre Kane scored 27 points and Elijah Pittman had 22 for Marshall (12-17, 5-9), which has given up 100-plus points three times this season. Dennis Tinnon added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Houston scored the final nine points of the first half to take a 44-28 lead and increased that margin to as many as 32 points in the second half.

MARSHALL (12-17)

Goff 1-5 0-0 2, Pittman 6-12 7-8 22, Spikes 2-3 1-2 5,  Scarver 0-7 2-4 2, Kane 10-25 5-6 27, Martin 1-2 0-0 3,  Tinnon 4-9 4-5 13, Boykins 0-2 0-0 0, Manning 0-1 2-2 2, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-66 21-27 76.

HOUSTON (16-11)

McLean 3-5 6-9 12, House 7-12 4-4 23, Thomas 12-18 1-3 25,  Young 8-13 5-5 23, Womack 0-0 1-2 1, Morris 0-1 0-0 0,  Thompson 2-3 0-0 5, Barnes 2-5 0-0 4, Gibson 3-3 1-2 7,  Stiggers 0-3 0-0 0, Izundu 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 38-64 19-27 103.

Halftime—Houston 44-28. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 7-31 (Pittman 3-9,  Kane 2-9, Martin 1-2, Tinnon 1-3, Manning 0-1, Goff 0-1, Boykins 0-2,  Scarver 0-4), Houston 8-15 (House 5-6, Young 2-5, Thompson 1-1, Stiggers  0-3). Fouled Out—Goff. Rebounds—Marshall 36 (Tinnon 12), Houston 42  (Thomas 14). Assists—Marshall 10 (Kane 4), Houston 26 (Womack 6). Total  Fouls—Marshall 19, Houston 19. A—3,935.

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