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HUNTINGTON — It felt like more than a regular-season game Friday night when Marshall welcomed Pitt to Hoops Family Field.

In fact, Thundering Herd coach Chris Grassie branded it as the “championship game that never was” and the team approached it as such with the Panthers sitting at No. 2 in the latest rankings poll with wins over a pair of Top 10 programs already under their belt.

Luke Creasy is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @LukeCreasy or reach him by phone at 304-526-2800.

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