Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 30, 2013

ETSU tops Marshall 88-78

Men's college basketball


Associated Press

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard scored 19 points and Hunter Harris had 17 points and 13 rebounds as East Tennessee State topped Marshall 88-78 on Saturday as part of the Roundball Showcase.

Harris was 8 of 9 from the field as the Buccaneers (3-5) shot 53.6 percent. Lester Wilson and Rashawn Rembert each added 13 points for ETSU.

Down 11-9 in the first half, the Buccaneers scored 10 straight points never trailed again. ETSU led by as many as 16 early in the second but Marshall (4-3) cut it to 72-69 with 5:10 to play. ETSU then went on a 12-5 run to extend its lead to 84-74.

Marshall shot just 18 of 35 from the free-throw line and was 6 of 30 on 3-pointers. Kareem Canty led Marshall with 19 points and Ryan Taylor grabbed 14 rebounds.

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MARSHALL (4-3)

Sane 1-2 0-0 2, Pittman 4-14 6-12 16, Taylor 4-8 2-4 10, Canty 6-15 4-7 19, Thomas 6-14 4-6 17, Smith 5-5 1-4 11, Boykins 0-1 0-0 0, Goard 1-1 1-2 3, Manning 0-3 0-0 0, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0, Loop 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 18-35 78.

ETSU (3-5)

H. Harris 8-9 1-7 17, Gadsden-Gilliard 7-12 5-6 19, McClain 2-5 3-4 7, Rembert 3-8 4-4 13, Merriweather 1-4 4-4 6, Riley 1-2 0-1 3, Banks 1-1 0-0 2, Wilson 5-13 0-0 13, Poderis 2-2 4-4 8. Totals 30-56 21-30 88.

Halftime—ETSU 46-34. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 6-30 (Canty 3-9, Pittman 2-12, Thomas 1-4, Boykins 0-1, Taylor 0-2, Manning 0-2), ETSU 7-23 (Rembert 3-6, Wilson 3-10, Riley 1-2, Merriweather 0-1, Gadsden-Gilliard 0-2, McClain 0-2). Fouled Out—Merriweather, Wilson. Rebounds—Marshall 40 (Taylor 14), ETSU 37 (H. Harris 13). Assists—Marshall 8 (Canty 6), ETSU 15 (Gadsden-Gilliard 7). Total Fouls—Marshall 27, ETSU 28. Technical—Pittman. A—3,016.