Scores

Final

Marshall 59

(9-17, 3-8 C-USA)

Charlotte 56

(14-10, 5-6 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 15, 2014

    Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    MRSH 36 2359
    CHAR 32 2456

    Top Performers

    Marshall: K. Canty 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Charlotte: P. Henry 6 Pts, 9 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Marshall slips past Charlotte 59-56

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marshall's Kareem Canty scored 21 points and Chris Thomas recorded 18 in fending off Charlotte 59-56 on Saturday night.

    Marshall (9-17, 3-8) entered the game tied with three other teams having cellar-dwelling standing in the Conference USA, and led Charlotte 36-32 at intermission.

    DeVince Boykins put Marshall up by 11 on a tip-in with 12:09 remaining in the second period. Marshall remained well ahead of Charlotte (14-10, 5-6) until the 49ers rallied to within four points with 1:28 to play. Canty fired back for the Thundering Herd, landing a jumper and taking a 59-53 lead.

    Marshall did not get another shot at the basket, committing two turnovers in the final 53 seconds. Meanwhile, Charlotte landed only one-of-five 3-pointers in that same stretch and fell short of catching Marshall before the buzzer.

    Shawn Lester led Charlotte with 16 points while Willie Clayton hauled in 16 rebounds in the losing effort.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    CHAR
    Points 59 56
    FG Made-Attempted 22-55 (.400) 22-62 (.355)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 4-23 (.174)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 8-18 (.444)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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