Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 24, 2012

Herd holds off Nevada Wolf Pack in Huntington


Associated Press

HUNTINGTON — Dennis Tinnon scored 24 points, Elijah Pittman had 22, and Marshall held off Nevada down the stretch for an 89-82 victory on Saturday night.

D.D. Scarver had 15 points, Jamir Hanner 10, and Nigel Spikes grabbed 14 rebounds for the Thundering Herd (3-3).

Deonte Burton scored 28 points, Malik Story had 25 and Devonte Elliott 13 for the Wolf Pack (3-2), the defending Western Athletic Conference champions.

Jamir Hanner made a  layup 7:21 into the second half for a 64-41 advantage for Marshall, but Nevada started chipping away, closing to 70-58 on Kevin Panzer’s three-point play and Jerry Evans’ layup with 8:28 left.

Story’s 3-pointer pulled Nevada (3-2) to 83-78 with 3:09 to play, and Burton hit a jumper to make it 85-80 with 58 seconds left, but the Wolf Pack got no closer.

The Herd did not help their cause by shooting 15 of 28 from the line in the second half.



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NEVADA (3-2) — Elliott 5-8 3-4 13, Panzer 2-5 3-4 7, Evans Jr. 1-7 0-0 2,  Burton 8-15 10-11 28, Story 9-16 2-4 25, Coleman 1-2 0-0 2,  Nyeko 0-0 0-0 0, Huff 2-5 1-1 5, Burris 0-2 0-0 0, Fall 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 19-24 82.

MARSHALL (3-3) — Tinnon 9-12 4-4 24, Pittman 7-10 6-7 22, Spikes 3-3 1-4 7,  Scarver 5-14 3-3 15, Kane 3-14 3-14 9, Martin 0-2 0-0 0,  Hanner 5-8 0-2 10, Kambola 1-1 0-0 2, Manning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-64 17-34 89.

Halftime—Marshall 40-24. 3-Point Goals—Nevada 7-23 (Story 5-10,  Burton 2-6, Panzer 0-1, Huff 0-2, Evans Jr. 0-2, Burris 0-2), Marshall  6-18 (Pittman 2-3, Tinnon 2-3, Scarver 2-6, Hanner 0-1, Martin 0-2, Kane  0-3). Fouled Out—Elliott, Evans Jr.. Rebounds—Nevada 35 (Huff 8),  Marshall 42 (Spikes 14). Assists—Nevada 16 (Burton 6), Marshall 19 (Kane  13). Total Fouls—Nevada 27, Marshall 19. A—5,583.