San Diego hangs on to beat Marshall 80-70

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Gyno Pomare scored 20 points and San Diego built a huge lead before hanging on for an 80-70 win over Marshall on Friday.

San Diego (8-7) led 39-17 at halftime and led by 31 points twice in the second half, the last time at 68-37 with 7:14 remaining. But Marshall outscored the Toreros 31-7 to cut the lead to 75-68 on Shaquille Johnson’s second straight 3-pointer with 52.4 seconds left.

Pomare, who became the school’s career scoring leader in the Toreros’ last game, hit a pair of free throws with 41.9 seconds remaining for a nine-point lead and the Thundering Herd never got closer than seven points.

Tyler Wilkerson had 22 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds for Marshall (7-6), which made 18-of-23 free throws in the second half.

Rob Jones scored 13 points for San Diego, which made just 20-of-34 free throws in the second half and did not score a basket in the final 8:21.

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