Jan. 21, 2009
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Markel Humphrey made a 75-foot bank shot as time expired to lift Marshall to a 53-50 win over SMU on Wednesday night.
Humphrey scored nine points for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-2 Conference USA), who also got 12 points from reserve Chris Lutz -- the only Marshall player to score in double figures.
Lutz, who shot 4 of 10 from beyond the arc, made a 3-pointer with 3:49 left in the second half to give the Thundering Herd a 50-47 lead. The Mustangs (6-10, 1-3) tied the game at 50 on Mouhammad Faye's 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining.
Derek Williams could have won the game for SMU with a jumper, but his shot missed and Humphrey got the rebound with 4 seconds left. He then hit the game-winner for Marshall.
Faye led SMU with 17 points and Derek Williams added 14.
Damier Pitts finished with eight assists for the Thundering Herd.