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November 25, 2012

Marshall hangs on to defeat Nevada 89-82

HUNTINGTON — Dennis Tinnon scored 24 points, Elijah Pittman had 22, and Marshall held off Nevada down the stretch for an 89-82 victory.

D.D. Scarver had 15 points, Jamir Hanner 10, and Nigel Spikes grabbed 14 rebounds for the Thundering Herd (3-3).

Deonte Burton scored 28 points, Malik Story had 25 and Devonte Elliott 13 for the Wolf Pack (3-2), the defending Western Athletic Conference champions.

Jamir Hanner made a layup 7:21 into the second half for a 64-41 advantage for Marshall, but Nevada started chipping away, closing to 70-58 on Kevin Panzer’s three-point play and Jerry Evans’ layup with 8:28 left.

Story’s 3-pointer pulled Nevada (3-2) to 83-78 with 3:09 to play, and Burton hit a jumper to make it 85-80 with 58 seconds left, but the Wolf Pack got no closer.

The Herd did not help their cause by shooting 15 of 28 from the line in the second half.

MARSHALL 89, NEVADA 82

NEVADA (3-2)

Elliott 5-8 3-4 13, Panzer 2-5 3-4 7, Evans Jr. 1-7 0-0 2, Burton 8-15 10-11 28, Story 9-16 2-4 25, Coleman 1-2 0-0 2, Nyeko 0-0 0-0 0, Huff 2-5 1-1 5, Burris 0-2 0-0 0, Fall 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 19-24 82.

MARSHALL (3-3)

Tinnon 9-12 4-4 24, Pittman 7-10 6-7 22, Spikes 3-3 1-4 7, Scarver 5-14 3-3 15, Kane 3-14 3-14 9, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Hanner 5-8 0-2 10, Kambola 1-1 0-0 2, Manning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-64 17-34 89.

Halftime—Marshall 40-24. 3-Point Goals—Nevada 7-23 (Story 5-10, Burton 2-6, Panzer 0-1, Huff 0-2, Evans Jr. 0-2, Burris 0-2), Marshall 6-18 (Pittman 2-3, Tinnon 2-3, Scarver 2-6, Hanner 0-1, Martin 0-2, Kane 0-3). Fouled Out—Elliott, Evans Jr. Rebounds—Nevada 35 (Huff 8), Marshall 42 (Spikes 14). Assists—Nevada 16 (Burton 6), Marshall 19 (Kane 13). Total Fouls—Nevada 27, Marshall 19. A—5,583.

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