Baines scores 19 in Marshall’s 76-60 win over San Diego
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Tirrell Baines scored a career high 19 points and Marshall never trailed in a 76-60 victory over San Diego on Monday.
Baines’ 19 points came on 6-for-8 shooting and he grabbed six rebounds for a share of a team high with Markel Humphrey. Matt Walls added 12 points for Marshall after a 1-for-9 performance against Lipscomb on Saturday, and Mark Dorris scored 10 points.
Coming off a big 81-72 win against Kentucky just two days before, San Diego came out flat and never had a lead in the contest.
Marshall controlled the first half with its defense and rebounding. The Thundering Herd had 15 points off 11 San Diego turnovers and grabbed 8 offensive rebounds for 11 second chance points on its way to a 43-24 halftime lead.
In the second half, San Diego could not get closer than 16 points and Marshall led by as many as 25 points.
Brandon Johnson scored 27 points for the second game in a row to lead San Diego in scoring.
Marshall out-rebounded San Diego 34-22 and shot 50 percent from the floor.