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Marshall beats NAIA West Virginia Tech 99-80

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Dago Pena had 28 points, leading five Marshall players in double-figure scoring as the Thundering Herd eased past West Virginia Tech of the NAIA 99-80 on Wednesday night.

Damier Pitts added 17 points and DeAndre Kane 16, while both Justin Coleman and Dennis Tinnon had 12 apiece for the Thundering Herd (9-2). Marshall has now won four straight after dropping back-to-back games. The Thundering Herd opened the season with a five-game winning streak.

This one was close early, but Marshall eventually pushed their lead to 30-22 with 5:54 left before halftime. After the Golden Bears pulled within six points, a Kane 3-pointer started an 18-4 run for a 20-point advantage at the break.

Marshall stayed ahead comfortably the rest of the way, despite being outscored by their NAIA foe 52-51 in the second half.

Josh Proctor led West Virginia Tech (8-4) with 20 points.

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