Herd handles Tulane 63-44; Bobcats winPublished 2:51am Thursday, February 2, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — DeAndre Kane scored 13 points as Marshall defeated Tulane 63-44 Wednesday night in a Conference USA game to snap a four-game losing streak.
The margin of victory was the Thundering Herd’s largest in the series while the Green Wave’s point total was a season low.
Dennis Tinnon grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Marshall (14-8, 5-3), which had a 45-22 edge off the glass. The Thundering Herd came in tied for third in the NCAA (41.4 per game) and had 20 offensive boards to Tulane’s five.
The Green Wave (14-8, 2-6) led 10-5 at the 15:41 mark, then made only two baskets in the next 13:24 as Marshall built a 33-14 lead. After an 8-2 Tulane run, the Thundering Herd led 35-22 at the break.
Marshall maintained a cushion of at least 10 points in the second half.
Ricky Tarrant and Jordan Callahan led the Green Wave with 11 points apiece.
Ohio 67, Northern Illinois 58
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) — Walter Offutt scored 19 points and Ohio started the second half on a 12-1 run in a 67-58 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.
Reggie Keely added 13 points and Nick Kellogg 12 for the Bobcats (18-4, 6-2 Mid-American), who won their fifth in a row. Jon Smith had eight rebounds and Ivo Baltic six assists.
Antone Christian’s 15 points led the Huskies (2-18, 1-7), who dropped their fifth straight game. Abdel Nader added 12 for his 11th game in double figures as a freshman.
Ohio led 27-26 at the break before Kellogg hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the Bobcats’ game-turning run. Ricardo Johnson, Stevie Taylor and Keely added baskets, while all the Huskies could manage was a free throw by Nader, as Ohio took a 39-27 edge.
Ohio’s lead topped out at 58-38 on two free throws by Keely with 6:11 left.