HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Elijah Pittman scored 19 points to lead three Marshall players in double figures as the Thundering Herd stormed by Tulsa 79-61 in their Conference USA opener.
Pittman hit a layup for a 7-6 lead about 4 minutes into the game, and Marshall scored the next 17 points for a 24-6 lead. Tulsa missed 12 field goals during the 8-plus minute run.
Tulsa forced 20 turnovers, but were clobbered on the boards, 47-32, and shot just 36.5 percent (23 of 63) from the floor. Marshall made 45 percent (27 of 60) of its shots.