Elijah Pittman's 31 points led the Thundering Herd in their season opener to a 85-69 win over South Carolina State on Friday night.
Pittman went 9-of-17 from the floor and hit five three pointers on the night. Ryan Taylor added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kareem Canty was the other Herd player that scored double figures as he added 15.
Marshall built most of their lead in the first half as they led by fourteen at half. The Herd only outscored South Carolina State by two in the second half to give them the sixteen point margin of victory.
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