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Marshall vs Rice Final: 71-70 - Recap

Marshall grabbed a 71-70 win over Rice on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Elijah Pittman at Cam Henderson Center.

Marshall earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 13.5-point spread.

D.D. Scarver had 17 points for Marshall and Dennis Tinnon chipped in with 11 points. DeAndre Kane had 10 assists for them, while Dennis Tinnon was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Rice got 16 points from Tamir Jackson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Austin Ramljak. Tamir Jackson contributed 5 assists for them, while Austin Ramljak had 7 rebounds.

Marshall won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-25.