Herd Tops King, 90-76

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Marshall men's basketball team featured four players in double figures and found its winning ways again with a 90-76 win over the King University Tornado Tuesday evening at the Cam Henderson Center.



The Herd is now 4-6 on the season, while King fell to 6-3 in Division II.



The game was a tale of 3-point shooting, as both teams combined for 76 attempts from beyond the arc, making a combined 28.



Marshall jumped off to a big start behind the shooting touch of redshirt sophomore guard Austin Loop (South Webster, Ohio). Loop scored 8 points within the first two minutes to give the Herd a 10-3 lead. Marshall led by 10 before the Tornado came back. With 6:29 to go in the first half, King tied the score at 24-24. From there, the Herd rallied, scoring 11 unanswered points.



Marshall led 40-35 at the half. Loop finished the first half with 17 points, while redshirt sophomore Ryan Taylor (Indianapolis) scored 11.



King continued to keep things close for large stages of the second half and took the lead briefly, at 45-44 with 15:38 to play. Marshall quickly regained the lead with a three from freshman Brett Bowling (Pineville, W.Va.). Bowling then scored six consecutive Herd points, finishing the contest with nine points. The Herd took control of the game down the stretch, winning by a score of 90-76 and snapping a six-game losing streak in the process.



King's Logan Lyle led all scorers with 20 points. Lyle and Hunter LeVeau, who finished with 12 points, were the only Tornado scorers in double figures.



For Marshall, Loop led the way with 17 points, all in the first half. Junior guard Tamron Manning (Georgetown, Ky.) scored 16 and added four rebounds and five assists. Redshirt junior guard Justin Edmonds (Albion, Mich.) scored 14 and Taylor finished the game with 15 to go with 17 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.



The Herd will spend its next four games on the road, finishing its nonconference schedule with trips to Arkansas State, Nevada and Akron. The Herd will start Conference USA play against Western Kentucky on Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. ET.
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