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Herd's furious rally falls short

MU basketball
Feb. 08, 2012 @ 09:53 PM

ORLANDO -- The Marshall Thundering Herd whittled a 14-point deficit to UCF with just over three minutes left in the game down to two with 16 seconds on the clock. But it wasn't enough, as The Knights came away with a 67-60 win.

After a solid first half, poor shooting and a lack of rebounding had the Herd in a double-digit hole for much of the second half.

It looked like the contest was out of reach when UCF went up by 14 with little time left in the contest.

But a flurry of scoring from the Herd, including a rain of three-pointers from Damier Pitts and Dago Pena, had Marshall trailing by just two, 62-60, with 16 seconds left on the clock. 

But the Knight's Marcus Jordan, who was earlier called for a flagrant foul for standing in the Herd's huddle during a time out, got free with two seconds left on the shot clock and drained a three, putting UCF back up by five points.

The Herd turned the ball over on its next possesion, leading to a UCF dunk with one second left.




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