Iona 63 at Marshall 82

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Marshall shuts down Iona 82-63, snaps win streak
Sunday, Dec 11, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Damier Pitts scored 25 points and DeAndre Kane had 19 points and five steals as Marshall defeated Iona 82-63 on Sunday, ending the Gaels’ seven-game winning streak.

Iona, which led the nation at 90.5 points per game coming in, turned it over 14 times leading to 17 Marshall points, and was held to just 3 of 13 from 3-point range (23.1 percent).

The Thundering Herd (6-2) trailed 30-22 with 7:34 left in the first half, and outscored Iona 18-8 over the next 6:35 for their first lead, 40-38, on Nigel Spikes’ layup.

Marshall, which led 42-40 at halftime, got 13 points from Pitts and outrebounded Iona 21-6 in the second half.

Dennis Tinnon led Marshall—the nation’s eighth-best rebounding team (42.3) — on the boards with 11 rebounds as the Thundering Herd won the rebounding battle 39-18.

Mike Glover led the Gaels (7-2) with 20 points.

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