Herd holds off Savannah State; Ohio wins

Published 3:06 am Thursday, December 16, 2010

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tirrell Baines had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Marshall held off Savannah State 56-47 Wednesday night for the Thundering Herd’s fourth straight win.

Marshall (7-2), which posted its lowest point total of the season, led by 11 with 15:03 to go, but the Tigers tied it up three times, including 47-47 with 4:06 to go.

The Thundering Herd closed with a 9-0 run as Savannah State missed eight field goals, including six 3s.

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Marshall shot only 18 of 50 from the field (36 percent), but hit 19 of 28 free throws (67.9 percent).

The Tigers (1-11), who lost their 11th straight game, shot 27.4 percent (17 of 62) from the field and were 7 of 14 from the line.

Dago Pena, who had nine points and 10 rebounds, was the only Marshall player to hit a 3-pointer as the team went 1 for 6.

Jovonni Shuler scored 14 points to lead Savannah State and Jyles Smith had 13 rebounds.

Ohio 87, St. Francis (Pa.) 58.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — D.J. Cooper scored 19 points to lead six Ohio players in double figures as the Bobcats rolled past St. Francis (Pa.) 87-58 on Wednesday night.

Tommy Freeman, who scored 15 points, hit five 3-pointers and Cooper added four as the Bobcats (6-4) went 15 for 29 from beyond the arc (51.7 percent).

Ohio shot 52.5 percent from the field (32 of 61) and outrebounded the Red Flash 43-27.

The Bobcats went on a 12-0 run to take a 27-15 lead with 8:52 left in the half. They led 51-25 at halftime after shooting 61.3 from the field (19 of 31) with nine 3-pointers.

Nick Kellogg added 12 points and DeVaughn Washington, Ivo Baltic and T.J. Hall added 10 points each for Ohio.

Will Felder had 19 points and 10 rebounds, his third consecutive double-double, to lead the Red Flash (2-8), who lost their sixth straight game. Umar Shannon added 16 points for St. Francis.