"It probably let some of the air out of the kids," Broadnax said. "We try to work hard on defense. They try to buy into it. We still had opportunities, but it just got away."
Tinnon's assists on those Scarver 3-pointers complemented his 14 points and six rebounds. He hit his first six shots and finished 6 of 7 from the floor. The senior missed the three shots he took against Cincinnati and said it was nice to regain his rhythm.
"It felt good," Tinnon said. "The last couple games, I haven't showed up at all. I was pretty down on myself, not being able to step up and do what I can do to help us win.
"Tonight, I was more focused, getting the ball and going straight up and strong."
Rashad Hassan led Savannah State with 11 points, but shot only 5 of 16 from the floor.
Khiry White was the Tigers' only other double-digit scorer with 10.
Elijah Pittman added 10 points for Marshall, who travels to Rupp Arena on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game against Kentucky (ESPN2).
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HERRION WORE a green jacket for Wednesday's game to honor the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty first-graders and six school staff members were killed.
Green and white are the school colors for Sandy Hook.
Herrion said he's driven through that area hundreds of times on recruiting trips.
"Those kids, boys and girls, are the same age of the kids that come to my camp," he said.
"It's my way of paying tribute. It's just a small way to pay homage to the senseless, ridiculous, despicable slaughtering of all the people last Friday."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.