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Tinnon's rebounds still up

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 07:02 PM

HUNTINGTON — Dennis Tinnon had the element of surprise going for him last season.

Opposing teams didn’t know much about the Marshall University men’s basketball rebound machine, although he came in after leading the nation’s junior colleges with a 13.3 average.

Marshall opponents know about him now, and haven’t stopped him from putting up similar numbers.

“I am averaging pretty much the same,” said the 6-foot-8, 232-pound senior, a preseason All-Conference USA second team selection.

His statistics support that.

n 2011-12 season averages: 10.2 points, 10.0 rebounds.

n 2012-13 season averages: 10.9 points, 9.0 rebounds.

Marshall, 8-9 for the season, is 1-1 in Conference USA with a Saturday 7 p.m. home game against East Carolina  (11-5, 2-1) coming up.

For more of this story check Friday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online.