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Marshall Thundering Herd (14-13)


Thursday 2/14 Saturday 2/16 Thursday 2/28 Sunday 3/3 Wednesday 3/6
vs. UAB
L 68-77
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vs. MiddTn
W 98-93
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@ LaTech
To Be Announced
@ NorTx
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vs. FIU
To Be Announced

Burks carries Marshall over Middle Tennessee 98-93

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) C.J. Burks had 20 points as Marshall narrowly beat Middle Tennessee 98-93 on Saturday.

Jon Elmore had 19 points for Marshall (14-13, 7-7 Conference USA), which broke its four-game losing streak. Rondale Watson added 17 points. Jannson Williams had 16 points and three blocks for the hosts.

After a close first half that resulted in the two teams entering the locker room tied at 41-41, the second half was equally hard-fought. Ultimately, Marshall was able to eke out the slim 5-point victory. Both teams set season records for scoring in the second half. The Thundering Herd's 57 points in the second half marked a season high for the home team, while the 52 points in the second half for the Blue Raiders was the best of the season for the visitors.

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Leaders
Points: J. Elmore19.6
Rebounds: J. Williams4.9
Assists: J. Elmore4.9
FG%: C. Burks47.9%
FT%: C. Burks78.7%
3P%: J. Williams37.6%
Steals: J. West2.3
Blocks: J. Williams2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Tennessee23-2
2 Duke23-2
3 Gonzaga25-2
4 Virginia22-2
5 Kentucky21-4
6 Michigan23-3
7 Nevada24-1
8 North Carolina20-5
9 Houston24-1
10 Marquette21-4
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Tennessee23-2
2 Duke23-2
3 Gonzaga25-2
4 Virginia22-2
5 Kentucky21-4
6 Nevada24-1
7 Michigan23-3
8 North Carolina20-5
9 Houston24-1
10 Marquette21-4
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Old Dominion 11-3 21-6
Southern Miss 9-5 17-9
Western Kentucky 9-5 16-11
UTSA 9-5 15-12
North Texas 8-6 20-7
UAB 8-6 16-11
Louisiana Tech 7-7 17-10
FIU 7-7 16-11
Florida Atlantic 7-7 16-11
Marshall 7-7 14-13
Rice 5-9 10-17
Middle Tennessee 5-9 8-19
UTEP 3-11 8-17
Charlotte 3-11 6-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 79.5 (44)
Rebounds: 9.0 (257)
Assists: 14.0 (132)
FG%: 43.6% (229)
FT%: 72.8% (93)
3P%: 32.8% (261)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 83.1 (356)
Rebounds: 23.6 (299)
Assists: 13.2 (197)
FG%: 47.3% (341)
FT%: 72.0% (271)
3P%: 36.4% (305)
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