East Carolina Drops Close Road Contest at Marshall, 56-52
Jan. 31, 2007
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Markel Humphrey scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Marshall to a 56-52 win over East Carolina in a defensive struggle Wednesday.
Mark Dorris was the only other Marshall player in double figures with 12 points.
It was East Carolina's 14th loss in 15 games, including seven straight Conference USA contests.
Marshall senior point guard Chris Ross, who missed the Thundering Herd's loss to Houston on Saturday, hit a 3-pointer with the shot clock running out to put Marshall (8-13, 3-4 Conference USA) up 51-44 with 48 seconds left. East Carolina did not threaten again.
East Carolina (5-15, 0-7 Conference USA) put together an 11-4 run that tied the score at 40 with 4:09 left. However, Dorris grabbed an offensive rebound off a Humphrey miss and nailed a 3-pointer to give Marshall the lead for good.
Marshall led 23-17 at the break. East Carolina's 17 points were an all-time low at the Cam Henderson Center for Marshall opponents.