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Thundering Herd knocks off Winthrop

AP and staff reports

ROCK HILL, S.

Tuesday, December 04, 2001

ROCK HILL, S.C. – J.R. VanHoose scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Marshall to a 71-65 win over Winthrop on Monday.

The Thundering Herd’s Tamar Slay added 16 points, all in the second half, and Latece Williams had 10.

"We neededa win. It was the best medicine for us. They’re 38-3 in here the last three years, so this was a big win," Herd coach Greg White said.

Greg Lewis scored 26 points and had eight rebounds for Winthrop (2-5). Marcus Stewart and Pierre Wooten also reached double figures for the Eagles with 12 points each.

Winthrop jumped out to a 19-9 lead when Tyron Walker hit a 3-pointer at the 12:51 mark.

Marshall then answered with an 11-0 run to take a 20-19 lead with 7:25 left in the half as VanHoose nailed a short jumper.

VanHoose scored eight points during the scoring streak and the Herd took a 33-32 halftime lead on a 3-pointer by Enoch Bunch.

The Eagles led 37-35 early in the second half when former Marshall player DerrickKnox converted a 3-point play.

But Ronny Dawn tied the game eight seconds later on a short jumper and Slay’s 3-pointer from the corner put Marshall (3-3) ahead to stay at 40-37.

The Herd built the lead to nine points with 13:25 left, before the Eagles chipped it back to three at 61-58 with 4:45 remaining on a 3-pointer by Wooten.

Evansville 67, Miami, Ohio, 63, OT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Dan Lytle scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as Evansville beat Miami of Ohio 67-63 in overtime Monday night.

Lytle scored six of his points during the overtime period and put Evansville ahead for good at 60-58 with two minutes to play when he made a layup, was fouled and hit the free throw.

Adam Seitz scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Evansville (2-3), and Ian Hanavan scored 11 points.

Doug Davis led the RedHawks with 19 points, followed by Alex Shorts with 16 and Juby Johnson with 12.

Detroit 95, E. Michigan 69

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – Terrell Riggs scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Detroit Mercy beat Eastern Michigan 95-69 on Monday.

All five starters for the Titans (4-1) reached double figures, including Willie Green, who added 17 points.

Ryan Prillman scored a career-high 24 for the Eagles (1-4), who went cold from the 3-point arc (5-of-19) after canning a school-record 14 3-pointers in a loss to Tennessee Tech on Saturday.

Ricky Cottrill, who entered the game with a 22.9 scoring average after making eight 3-pointers Saturday, was held to a season-low 15 points.

Prillman scored his team’s first 10 points on an assortment of low-post moves as the Eagles took a 15-9 lead. But the Titans answered with a 21-0 run and cruised to a 47-37 halftime lead.

The Titans, who forced 17 turnovers – 10 on steals – got 28 points off Eastern miscues. They also outscored Eastern in the paint, 51-28, holding Prillman to nine second-half points.