The Herd began the game in the super-sized lineup it started with for its Senior Night win over Southern Mississippi - Robert Goff, Dennis Tinnon, Nigel Spikes, Kane and Pittman, four of the five standing 6-foot-8 or taller. That didn't last long, as Goff was whistled for two fouls by the 17:19 mark of the first, but Marshall still pulled out to an early lead.
The Herd led by as many as 10 in the first half, and went into the locker room at halftime leading 29-20, partly because it kept the Green Wave stone cold from the 3-point line.
Tulane sprinted from Marshall in their first duel on Feb. 6 by making eight of 16 first-half 3-pointers and leading by 24 at the half.
Against Marshall on Wednesday night, the Green Wave shot 12 3s in the first half, but it made just one.
Tulane made just eight of 30 shots (26.7 percent) in the first half. Meanwhile, the Herd made 12 of 23 shots (52.2 percent) in the first 20 minutes. Kane and Tinnon combined to make nine of 10 in the first half - Kane making four of five and Tinnon making all five of his attempts.
The Herd pulled away from Tulane in the first half thanks to a 10-0 run that started with 9:49 left in the period. Josh Davis' layup tied the game at 14 with 11:25 to go, but Tinnon then snagged a steal and a layup, Spikes hit a jumper and Kane hit back-to-back 3s. The first was a bank shot and the second was a deep rainbow shot with a defender in his face.
Kane scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while Tinnon scored 16 points with 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. Pittman scored 12 points. Tarrant led Tulane with 21 points, while Davis scored 18 with a game-high 12 rebounds.
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