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Marshall Takes Down Men's Basketball, 81-66

Shannon Crooks lead the Minutemen with 15 points against Marshall Saturday night.

Shannon Crooks lead the Minutemen with 15 points against Marshall Saturday night.

Dec 29, 2001

Final Stats

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Ronald Blackshear scored a career-high 26 points to lead Marshall to an 81-66 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday night.

Blackshear, playing in his second game since transferring from Temple last January, provided a lift to a struggling Marshall offense.

The sophomore guard hit 7-of-15 field goals, including 5-of-10 3-pointers. He committed two turnovers and had eight rebounds, all on the defensive end.

Marshall (7-4) shot 43 percent from the floor in the first half. Tamar Slay, the Herd's leading scorer, was held to just one point, but Marshall maintained a 35-31 halftime lead.

The lead changed eight times in the second half before Blackshear scored seven points, including two 3-pointers, during a 12-1 run that put Marshall ahead 70-60 with 4:45 remaining.

Slay finished with 15 points. Latece Williams scored 14 and J.R. VanHoose had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Massachusetts (6-4) made just 36 percent of its second-half shots and finished with 16 turnovers. The Minutemen committed 30 fouls, but Marshall went just 23-of-41 (56 percent) from the free-throw line.

Shannon Crooks scored 15 points to lead the Minutemen. Eric Williams added 14 points and Micah Brand had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

 

 

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