UCF vs. Marshall: Recap and Stats

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UCF vs. Marshall: Recap and Stats
UCF 71
(15-6, 4-3 away)
Marshall 75
(10-12, 10-4 home)
Venue: Cam Henderson Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UCF 33 38 71
Marshall 32 43 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UCF K Clanton 24 K Clanton 9 I Sykes 4
Marshall E Pittman 20 D Tinnon 5 D Kane 12

Marshall squared off with UCF on Saturday, February 2nd and topped the Knights 75-71 in conference play. Nigel Spikes guided the Thundering Herd and got 11 points plus four rebounds. Elijah Pittman also had a solid outing, scoring a team-high 20 points and adding two rebounds. For the Knights, Keith Clanton got a game-high 24 points and nine rebounds. Marshall (10-12, 3-4 C-USA) gets Tulane (14-7, 2-4 C-USA) on the road on Wednesday, February 6th.

Marshall Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:18 left to go.
  • The last time Marshall started the season 10-12 was 1997.
  • Marshall beat the spread by 3.5 points. That makes the 4th time this season the Thundering Herd have beaten the spread.
  • The Thundering Herd have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Marshall has won 35 close games.
  • The Thundering Herd have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 17 or more assists.
  • This season Marshall has won 83% of the time (5-1) when Dennis Tinnon has 6 field goals made or more.
  • The Thundering Herd set season highs for blocks and field goal percentage.
  • Our 14 blocks is the 2nd best among all NCAA games this season.
  • The last time Marshall recorded at least 14 blocks was Feb 27, 2010 against UCF.
  • Marshall has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Thundering Herd came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--Marshall has a 9.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Nigel Spikes recorded a team season high in blocks with 9.
  • The top two scorers (Elijah Pittman and D.D. Scarver) accounted for 48.0% of the points.
  • Elijah Pittman has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 22 games this season.
  • Dennis Tinnon has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 22 games this season.
  • This game was the 5th double-digit assist game of DeAndre Kane's career.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Elijah Pittman's career.
  • D.D. Scarver has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Nigel Spikes had a career high with 9 blocks.

UCF Game Notes

  • UCF lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Knights have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, UCF has lost 26 close games.
  • Keith Clanton accounted for 33.8% of the team's points.
  • Keith Clanton has led the team in scoring 8 times and in rebounding 14 times in 21 games this season.
  • This marks the 19th 20-point game of Keith Clanton's career.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Keith Clanton.
  • Calvin Newell Jr. set a career high with 8 field goals made.
  • Isaiah Sykes has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Isaiah Sykes.
UCF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Keith Clanton402492126
AC. Newell Jr.331933303
B+T. Spurlock38953110
B+Isaiah Sykes321054301
BKasey Wilson31661000
CMatt Williams14310000
FDaiquan Walker12010002
MARSH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANigel Spikes251142193
AElijah Pittman362021011
ADeAndre Kane406412205
ADennis Tinnon351351211
BRobert Goff15630000
BD.D. Scarver321640003
CTamron Manning5111000
-DeVince Boykins8200000
-Yous Mbao4000030

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