Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marshall 85, Tigers 70

Posted By on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM

The Tigers' four-game winning streak came to an abrupt end tonight in Huntington, West Virginia. The Marshall Thundering Herd — a team Memphis beat by 16 at FedExForum on January 15th — took a 17-point lead before halftime and the Tigers never got closer than five points in the second half. The loss drops the Tigers to 16-5, and 5-2 in Conference USA play. It was only Marshall's second win in six C-USA games.

DeAndre Kane led the Herd with 20 points, while both Damier Pitts and Tirrell Baines had 17.

The Tigers missed 15 of 19 attempts from three-point range (with three of the field goals by Drew Barham). Will Barton led the Tigers with 20 points, followed by Tarik Black with 14.

Memphis returns to FedExForum Wednesday night to face Tulsa. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

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