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UCF whips Marshall; Ohio falls

Published 1:35am Thursday, February 9, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Keith Clanton scored 20 points and Isaiah Sykes added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Central Florida hung on for a 67-60 win over Marshall on Wednesday night.

The Knights (18-6, 7-3 Conference USA) needed a 3-pointer from Marcus Jordan with 14.3 seconds to play to stop a Thundering Herd rally that had cut a 14-point deficit to just two in the final minute.

Marshall (14-10, 5-5) was led by Damier Pitts with 18 points and seven assists.

Clanton was the driving force for Central Florida in both halves. His follow shot completed a 13-2 run early in the second half that allowed the Knights to pull out to a 44-34 lead with 11:54 left.

Marshall was down 58-44 when Pitts started and finished a 16-4 run with 3-pointers that got the Thundering Herd within 62-60 with 49.7 seconds left in the game.

Toledo 77, Ohio 73

TOLEDO (AP) — Rian Pearson notched a double-double and Toledo went on a 5-0 run in the game’s final minute to seal a 77-73 comeback win over Ohio on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing skid for the Rockets.

Down 73-72 with 1:08 to play, Curtis Dennis’ three-point play pulled the Rockets (11-13, 3-7 Mid-American Conference) ahead for good. The Bobcats then missed two jumpers and turned the ball over once down the stretch, and Matt Smith clinched the win for Toledo with a pair of foul shots in the game’s final second.

Toledo outrebounded Ohio 43-32, and outscored the Bobcats 36-20 in the paint.

Pearson finished with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Smith also tallied 18 points for the Rockets.

D.J. Cooper also had 18 points to lead the Bobcats (19-5, 7-3), who had a six-game winning streak snapped in defeat.

  • tiger534

    Seems that when Marshall loses it is a headline but when Ohio University gets beat it is a secondary or an a excuse to made for there loss. A simple case of prejustice for one university and another. This continues to be the case since Mark Snyder was fired. Seems Marshall’s football program continues to improve since release to bad for those that were wishing for the demise of the Marshall program.

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