HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- D.D. Scarver scored 20 points and Dennis Tinnon posted a double-double as Marshall took control in the final 3 minutes to defeat Coppin State 69-63 Saturday night in the first meeting between the schools.
The Thundering Herd (6-4), who fell behind by 12 in the first half, took their first lead briefly at 49-48 with 9:51 left.
Coppin State (1-8) regained a six-point lead before Marshall pulled ahead at 58-57 following two 3-pointers by Scarver and a three-point play by Tinnon with 2:45 left.
Michael Murray's 18 points led the Eagles, who made 2 of 10 free throws.
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|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|