CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) -Hassan Whiteside scored 14 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked nine shots to lead Marshall to a 60-53 win on Saturday night.
Tyler Wilkerson had 10 points for the Thundering Herd (4-1), who took a 47-34 lead on Nigel Spikes' jumper with 11:47 left in the second half. The Bobcats (4-1) trimmed Marshall's margin to four on a 3-pointer by D.J. Cooper, who finished with 15 points.
But the Thundering Herd withstood Ohio's attempted rally, holding the Bobcats without a field goal as they made free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Whiteside, who finished with six offensive rebounds, shot 7-for-11 from the field. Marshall outscored the Bobcats in the paint 34-18 and outrebounded them 48-38.
The Thundering Herd shot 39.6 percent from the field (21-for-53), holding Ohio to 25.9 percent (15-for-58).
Tommy Freeman led Ohio with 16 points.
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