HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Elija Pittman had 29 points to lead seven players in double figures as Marshall defeated Rio Grande 119-77 Tuesday night.
Marshall (2-0) led by as much as 28 in the first half on the strength of three dunks and a 3-pointer by Pittman. Pittman, who averaged 16.1 points per game last season, was 11 of 20 while playing just 25 minutes.
Marshall's freshman guard Kareem Canty records his first career double-double with 18 points and a game-high 11 assists. Ryan Taylor made all five of his shots from the field, and was 4 for 5 from the line to go with his 15 points. Chris Thomas came off the bench and was 7 of 10 for 15 points.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.
Dickie V likes the idea of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield teaming up with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. What did he think of other teams' selections?
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