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Wilkerson, Herd get by Binghamton

VESTAL, N.Y. — Tyler Wilkerson scored 19 points to lead Marshall to a 69-55 victory over Binghamton on Monday night.

Wilkerson shot 8-for-12 for the Thundering Herd (6-1), who have now won four games in a row. Hassan Whiteside added 12 points for Marshall, while Chris Lutz and Dago Pena scored 11 each.

Marshall used an 11-0 run early in the first half to take a 16-5 lead, and a 7-0 lead later in the period catapulted their lead to 33-12 with 4:55 remaining in the half. The Thundering Herd led 37-20 at halftime.

The Bearcats (3-6) would cut the lead to four in the second half, as a dunk from Kyrie Sutton made the score 48-44 with 8:57 remaining. But Binghamton would get no closer, as Marshall ended the game with a 6-0 run.

Dylan Talley and Chretien Lukusa led Binghamton with 12 points apiece.

Marshall box

MARSHALL 69, BINGHAMTON 55

MARSHALL (6-1)

Baines 1-2 0-2 2, Wilkerson 8-12 3-5 19, Merthie 1-1 0-0 3, Pitts 0-3 0-2 0, Johnson 1-5 4-4 6, Haymon 0-1 2-3 2, Miller 1-2 0-0 3, Pena 4-7 2-2 11, Lutz 4-8 0-0 11, Whiteside 5-7 1-5 12, Spikes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 12-23 69.

BINGHAMTON (3-6)

Wright 2-8 2-4 6, Jabbi 2-5 0-0 4, Peten 3-5 0-0 7, Talley 4-9 2-3 12, Lukusa 4-5 3-7 12, Camara 0-5 3-4 3, Johnston 0-1 0-0 0, Gray 1-2 0-0 3, Sutton 4-5 0-0 8, Guillaume 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-47 10-18 55.

Halftime—Marshall 37-20. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 7-16 (Lutz 3-6, Merthie 1-1, Whiteside 1-1, Miller 1-2, Pena 1-2, Pitts 0-2, Johnson 0-2), Binghamton 5-17 (Talley 2-2, Lukusa 1-1, Gray 1-2, Peten 1-2, Guillaume 0-1, Johnston 0-1, Wright 0-4, Camara 0-4). Fouled Out—Peten. Rebounds—Marshall 29 (Whiteside, Wilkerson 5), Binghamton 32 (Jabbi 8). Assists—Marshall 15 (Pitts, Wilkerson 3), Binghamton 10 (Lukusa 5). Total Fouls—Marshall 19, Binghamton 23. A—2,945.