CINCINNATI -- Damier Pitts scored 19 points and Marshall overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half for a 73-69 overtime victory over Cincinnati on Friday night in the finale of the Global Sports Challenge.
Marshall (5-0) lost a five-point lead at the end of regulation, then led by four twice in overtime. Cincinnati (3-2) trailed 71-69 and was going for the tie when Sean Kilpatrick drove into the lane and turned the ball over to Pitts. Pitts was fouled and made two clinching free throws with 8.4 seconds left.
Marshall, considered to be one of the top contenders to rival Memphis for the Conference USA title, is 5-0 for the first time since starting the 1999-2000 season 10-0.
Johnson scores 14 to lead Dayton over Eastern Illinois 66-63
— Chase Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds as Dayton edged past Eastern Illinois 66-63 on Tuesday night.
Kirk scores 14 to carry Illinois-Chicago past Valpo 66-50
— Teyvion Kirk had 14 points and 14 assists off the bench to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
Freshmen Walker, Cunningham lead Oklahoma State to 3rd win
— Rondell Walker scored 16 points, Cade Cunningham had 15 points and six rebounds, and Oklahoma State used a strong second-half to beat Marquette 70-62 on Tuesday night.