Scores

Final

SMU 50

(6-10, 1-3 C-USA)

Marshall 53

(9-9, 2-2 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, January 21, 2009

Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia

1 2 T
SMU 19 3150
MRSH 23 3053

Top Performers

Southern Methodist: M. Faye 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Blk

Marshall: C. Lutz 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

Marshall 53, SMU 50

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Markel Humphrey made a 75-foot bank shot as time expired to lift Marshall to a 53-50 win over Southern Methodist on Wednesday night.

Humphrey scored nine points for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-2 Conference USA), who also got 12 points from reserve Chris Lutz -- the only Marshall player to score in double figures.

Lutz, who shot 4 of 10 from beyond the arc, made a 3-pointer with 3:49 left in the second half to give the Thundering Herd a 50-47 lead. The Mustangs (6-10, 1-3) tied the game at 50 on Mouhammad Faye's 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining.

Paul McCoy could have won the game for SMU with a jumper, but his shot missed and Humphrey got the rebound with 4 seconds left. He then hit the game-winner for Marshall.

Faye led SMU with 17 points and Derek Williams added 14.

Damier Pitts finished with eight assists for the Thundering Herd.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
MRSH
Points 50 53
FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 20-54 (.370)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 9-29 (.310)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 4-8 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 10

2008-09 Season

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