Marshall 74, E.Tenn.St. 61
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) _ Shawn Moore scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Monday to help Marshall defeat East Tennessee State 74-61 in a Southern Conference game.
East Tennessee State’s Phil Powe dunked with 10:14 left to tie the game 48-48. But Thad Bonapart answered with a layup to start Marshall (16-9, 8-4 in conference) on an 8-0 run, and ended the spurt with a layup to put the Thundering Herd on top for good, 56-48.
The Buccaneers (12-12, 8-4) did manage to cut the lead to 58-54 on a free throw by Tony Patterson at the 3:49 mark, but could get no closer.
Tink Brown finished with 14 points for Marshall, and Malik Hightower contributed 13.
Patterson led East Tennessee State with 15 points, Robert Doggett had 11, and Powe finished with 10.