EYEWITNESS SPORTSSports Recap 1-19-13
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WVU Smashed By Purdue; Marshall Thumps ECU
Reported by: Associated Press
Videographer: AJ Good/WDTV
January 19, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- D.J. Byrd scored 17 points to help Purdue defeat West Virginia 79-52 on Saturday afternoon.
Rapheal Davis added 16 points, Anthony Johnson 12 and Terone Johnson 11 for the Boilermakers (10-8), who won their third straight.
Purdue shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded the Mountaineers 44-34.
Eron Harris scored 10 points for West Virginia, which barely surpassed its season low of 50 points. Harris was the only Mountaineers player to reach double figures. The Mountaineers (8-9) have lost three straight and four of five.
West Virginia shot just 29 percent from the field, and the Mountaineers had six assists and 17 turnovers.
It was the third consecutive opponent Purdue has held below 34 percent shooting. Penn State shot 26 percent Sunday in Purdue's 60-42 win and Nebraska shot 33 percent as the Boilermakers prevailed 65-56 in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday night.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season as Marshall defeated Conference USA rival East Carolina 77-56 Saturday night.
Kane hit 7 of 14 from the field and made 3 of 6 from 3-point range, while Tinnon had 11 points and 12 boards for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-1). Elijah Pittman added 19 points and D.D. Scarver 11, while Nigel Spikes grabbed 11 rebounds.
Marshall improved to 8-1 this year in the Cam Henderson Center.
Robert Sampson collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Miguel Paul added 17 points and five assists, but committed seven of the Pirates' 18 turnovers.
Marshall scored 24 points off the giveaways, and also outscored East Carolina 52-30 in the paint and 20-4 on fast breaks.
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