Herd crushes Presbyterian

Published 1:16 am Monday, January 6, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds as Marshall cruised to a 77-49 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday.

Taylor was 8 of 13 from the field, and has led Marshall in scoring in three straight games. Marshall (6-9) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Presbyterian pulled within four, 42-38, on two Jordan Downing free throws with 15:05 remaining. Marshall answered with a 30-9 run. Taylor capped the run, hitting two 3-pointers, a jumper and a layup to give the Thundering Herd a 72-47 lead with 2:37 to play.

Email newsletter signup

Cheikh Sane grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and had three blocks for Marshall. Shawn Smith scored 16 points. TyQuane Goard and Kareem Canty each added 11 points for the Thundering Herd.

Downing scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to lead Presbyterian (4-11). William Truss added 13 points for the Blue Hose.