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Herd men's hoops dominate McMaster, 81-56

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 11:50 PM

HAMILTON, Ontario -- The Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team continued its winning run through a slate of exhibition games in Canada in dominating fashion Monday, defeating McMaster University 81-56 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Elijah Pittman sparked the offense for the Herd with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor. Pittman also grabbed nine rebounds.

Kareem Canty wasn't far behind in scoring, going 7-13 from the floor and knocking down the only 3-point shot he took for 15 points. Big man Ryan Taylor had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and TyQuane Goard reached double figures with 11 points.

McMaster was led by Leon Alexander and Nathan McCarthy, who had 10 points each.

Marshall has yet to lose in the exhibition trip, and wraps things up at 6 p.m. Tuesday when the Herd takes on A Game Hoops at 6 p.m. at Burridge Gym in Hamilton.

A Game Hoops is a developmental program for elite players. The team has an all-time record of 6-4 against NCAA opponents, including a win over Thundering Herd Conference USA foe Tulsa in August, 2012.

The Herd will return to Huntington by bus following Tuesday evening's match up.

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