Herd Nips Radford in 79-77 Squeaker

Radford, VA-- Ronny Dawn has a hot streak in him. After draining seven three-pointers against Kentucky on Monday, Dawn again lit it up against Radford on Thursday night. Dawn's 5-of-9 shooting from three point range lifted the Herd to a close 79-77 win over the Highlanders...

Dawn needed -and got- massive help from teammates Marvin Black and Mark Patton in the Radford win. Black shot 7-of-11 from the field, good for 20 points of his own. Meanwhile, Patton notched a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Radford enjoyed a comfortable 10 point lead at the half, 42-32, and maintained the lead until 12:29 of the second half. Dawn drained a three, and the rally ended with Marvin Black's dunk which closed the scoring gap to just two points. Another three by Dawn broke the 63-63 tie, and Patton's lay-up with 2:50 left gave The Herd the go-ahead score.

Radford's Aaron Gill missed two layups in the final three seconds, but drained the final one as time expired to set the final score at 79-77.

Marshall shot 48% from the field including 47% (9-of-19) from three point range. Radford shot 46% from the field, but only 29% from three point range (7-of-24). The Herd outrebounded the Highlanders 36 to 33.

With the road win Marshall is now an even 2-2 overall and continues the road swing with a cross-country jaunt to play the Oregon Ducks this Saturday at 9pm eastern time. Herd Insider will be with the team in Oregon this weekend and will feature in-depth coverage of the Herd's west coast swing in the next print edition of Herd Insider, available next Tuesday to subscribers in the continental USA via the US Mail, plus BigGreen donors as a benefit of membership, as well as in retail locations in Huntington.

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