Humphrey leads Marshall to OT victory over ETSU
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Markel Humphrey hit a jumper with 44 seconds left in overtime to give Marshall an 84-83 victory over East Tennessee State on Tuesday.
Marshall turned the ball over with three seconds left in overtime, giving East Tennessee another chance, but Courtney Pigram missed a 3-point attempt.
The Thundering Herd (2-0) trailed throughout most of regulation. Darryl Merthie hit a layup with five seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 77-77 and send the game into overtime.
Marshall got its first lead at 79-77 on a jumper by Tirrell Baines with 4:39 left in overtime.
Tyler Wilkerson scored a career-high 22 points for Marshall. Mark Dorris added 17 points, Humphrey had 15 points and Baines scored 14 points. Merthie scored all seven of his points in the second half of regulation.
Kevin Tiggs scored 26 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead East Tennessee (1-2, 0-0). Pigram and Mike Smith added 13 points each, Kenyona Swader scored 12 and Andrew Reed had 10 points.