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                 === Thomas helps Memphis take out Marshall ===
 
 Huntington,  WV  (Sports Network) - Adonis  Thomas registered a career-high 23
 points  and 10 rebounds to lead No. 22 Memphis to a 71-59 win over Marshall on
 Saturday.
 
 Thomas shot 9-of-17 from the field for the Tigers (22-3, 11-0 C-USA), who have
 not  lost since  Dec. 15  against Louisville.  Joe Jackson  and Geron  Johnson
 scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
 
 "I shot the ball really well in warmups," Thomas said. "I always try to get to
 the  game early, and my shot was falling and I felt good. I want to keep it up
 for the rest of the season."
 
 Elijah  Pittman  and DeAndre Kane  scored 16  points apiece for the Thundering
 Herd (11-15, 4-7), who have lost three of their past four games. Dennis Tinnon
 recorded 15 points and 13 rebounds.
 
 Marshall  started off  strong,  outscoring Memphis  10-3 in  the  first 3  1/2
 minutes of the game.  However, the Tigers went on an 11-3 run for a 14-13 lead
 as Thomas finished a three-point play to give Memphis an edge it would not let
 go for the remainder of the contest.
 
 After  a dunk  by Pittman, Thomas nailed  a pair of 3-pointers to start a 13-2
 run.
 
 By halftime, Memphis held a 43-26 margin.
 
 "We had great energy in the beginning of the game," Marshall coach Tom Herrion
 said. "We just didn't get enough stops in the first half."
 
 Marshall began the second half with eight unanswered points to cut the deficit
 to  43-34.  After a free  throw by  Memphis' Tarik Black  and a layup by Chris
 Crawford,  Pittman started  and ended  a 7-0  run to  get the  Thundering Herd
 within 46-41, with 10:47 left to play. Despite their best efforts, however, it
 was the closest the home team would get.
 
 The  Thundering Herd had both shooting and ball handling troubles for the rest
 of  the  game, shooting  just 5-of-13 and  recording six turnovers. Meanwhile,
 Memphis scored 25 points, including three treys.
 
 Shaq Goodwin scored the final points of the game for Memphis with a thunderous
 dunk off a pass by Crawford to secure the victory.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Memphis  outscored Marshall  19-6 in bench points ... Memphis is 12-2 all-time
 against Marshall ... The Tigers are 7-0 in road games this season.
 
 
 
 
 
 02/17 01:03:10 ET

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