Marshall holds off Old Dominion
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP)—Tirrell Baines scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Marshall hold off Old Dominion in a 68-64 victory on Saturday.
The Thundering Herd (2-3), who never trailed in the second half, broke a 45-45 tie with 11:55 left in the game on a layup by Tyler Wilkerson. Marshall took its largest lead of the half at 63-58 on Markel Humphrey’s 3-pointer with 2:52 remaining.
Darius James, who finished with 11 points, made a jumper to pull the Monarchs (1-3) within two points with 26 seconds left. The Thundering Herd went up 66-62 with 13 seconds remaining on two free throws by Shaquille Johnson, who finished with 10 points.
Old Dominion’s Gerald Lee answered eight-seconds later with a layup. But Baines followed with two free throws to seal the victory for Marshall.
Ben Finney led Old Dominion with 16 points, while Lee had 10.