Herd Hands Pirates 78-68 Loss

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Damier Pitts scored 27 points and Marshall snapped a two-game losing streak, beating East Carolina 78-68 on Saturday night.

Pitts was 9 of 17 from the field and made 6 of 7 free throw attempts for the Thundering Herd, who shot 54 percent (27 of 50) from the field.

East Carolina (12-12, 3-8 Conference USA) led 52-51 after Robert Sampson knocked down a 3-pointer with 10:17 left to play. But Marshall used an 11-0 run to jump ahead 62-52. Pitts capped the run with a 3-pointer, and his jumper at the 5:21 mark extended Marshall's lead to 69-56.

The Pirates outscored Marshall (15-10, 6-5) 24-18 in the paint but committed 12 turnovers, compared to just five for the Thundering Herd. Marshall scored 16 points off those errors and outscored the Pirates 42-33 in the second half.

Miguel Paul and Sampson led East Carolina with 19 apiece.

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Damier Pitts scored a game-high 27 points as Marshall beat East Carolina 78-68 Saturday night in Huntington, West Virginia.

Robert Sampson and Miguel Paul notched double-doubles for the Pirates who dropped their second game in a row.

Marshall picked up just its second win in its last eight games.

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  • by get real folks on Feb 12, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    I can't believe this program wants a 15 million dollar PRACTICE facility in a state with a total net job loss since 1999! RIDICULOUS How is ECU and ENC going to benefit from this? The football and basketball programs are losing programs! The baseball program is constantly in controversy! Does softball make ECU a legit college athletic program? Seems like to me with all this losing alot of money could be saved in getting rid of some athletic dept. salaries? Especially when you consider the school constantly is raising tuition! This statement is not just for ECU the rest of the unc system is full of the same!
  • by marie on Feb 12, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    nobody but a publicity seeking fool would
  • by Petey Pirate on Feb 12, 2012 at 03:52 AM
    I cant beleive anyone would be dumb enough to give money to this program.
    • reply
      by Your pal on Feb 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM in reply to Petey Pirate
      Since most people in ENC are dumb, I wouldn't be surprised if it were to happen.

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