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01/09/2013 10:07 PM EST
Pittman, Marshall top Tulsa 79-61 in C-USA opener
MARSHALL 79, TULSA 61
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Elijah Pittman scored 19 points to lead
three Marshall players in double figures as the Thundering Herd
stormed by Tulsa 79-61 in their Conference USA opener.
D.D. Scarver and DeAndre Kane backed Pittman with 16 points
each, with Kane adding seven assists, four rebounds and two
steals. Dennis Tinnon added six points and 11 rebounds for
Pittman hit a layup for a 7-6 lead about 4 minutes into the
game, and Marshall scored the next 17 points for a 24-6 lead.
Tulsa missed 12 field goals during the 8-plus minute run.
Shaquille Harrison and James Woodard scored 12 points each for
Tulsa (9-7, 1-1), and Kauri Black had five of the Golden
Hurricane's 15 steals.
Tulsa forced 20 turnovers, but were clobbered on the boards,
47-32, and shot just 36.5 percent (23 of 63) from the floor.
Marshall made 45 percent (27 of 60) of its shots.
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