Marshall beats Texas-Arlington 81-68

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Tyler Wilkerson scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Marshall to an 81-68 win against Texas-Arlington on Saturday night.

Damier Pitts scored 17 points and Chris Lutz added 10 for the Thundering Herd (4-4), who shot 51.8 percent from the field (29 of 56) en route to victory.

Brandon Long scored 20 points to lead the Mavericks (4-4), while Marquez Haynes added 14 and Anthony Vereen chipped in 10.

The Mavericks, who led 40-37 at halftime, shot 41.4 percent for the game (24 of 58).

After trading baskets back-and-forth for most of the second half, Marshall took a 66-64 lead with 5:02 left on a pair of Wilkerson free throws. The Thundering Herd went on a 15-4 run from there to close out the game.

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3-10,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
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8-11,  21 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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