SAVANNAH, Ga. – Tirrell Baines had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Marshall held off Savannah State 56-47 Wednesday night for the Thundering Herd's fourth straight win.
Marshall (7-2), which posted its lowest point total of the season, led by 11 with 15:03 to go, but the Tigers tied it up three times, including 47-47 with 4:06 to go.
The Thundering Herd closed with a 9-0 run as Savannah State missed eight field goals, including six 3s.
Marshall shot only 18 of 50 from the field (36 percent), but hit 19 of 28 free throws (67.9 percent).
The Tigers (1-11), who lost their 11th straight game, shot 27.4 percent (17 of 62) from the field and were 7 of 14 from the line.
Dago Pena, who had nine points and 10 rebounds, was the only Marshall player to hit a 3-pointer as the team went 1 for 6.
Jovonni Shuler scored 14 points to lead Savannah State and Jyles Smith had 13 rebounds.