Wilkerson’s 19 leads Marshall past Troy 99-70
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Tyler Wilkerson scored 19 points and four other Marshall players scored in double figures in a 99-70 win over Troy on Saturday night.
Damier Pitts finished with 16 points and seven assists for the Thundering Herd (7-1), who have won five in a row. Tirrell Baines followed with 15 points, Shaquille Johnson had 13, and Hassan Whiteside scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds—five offensive.
Whiteside also had five blocked shots, finishing with more than Troy’s entire team (four).
Marshall dominated the Trojans (5-4), jumping out to a 26-9 lead with 12:54 left in the first half on Darryl Merthie’s fast break dunk after a steal by Chris Lutz. The Thundering Herd pushed their margin to 24 by halftime and never saw their lead trimmed to less than 18 points the rest of the way.
Brandon Hazzard led Troy with 21 points and Vernon Taylor had 13.