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Marshall 73, Middle Tennessee 63 / Final

Thu, January 18, 2018 9:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Conference USA  
Location: Cam Henderson Center • Huntington, WV  
Blue Raiders (63)
Thundering Herd (73)
Score by Half: Middle Tennessee 34-29 - 63   Marshall 36-37 - 73  
Team Rebounds: Middle Tennessee 5, Marshall 3
Officials: Joe DeRosa, Jeb Hartness, Antinio Petty
Attendance: 5,320
Top Performances
1Jon Elmore (MRSH) 19 pts (4/11 fg), 3/7 3fg, 6 reb, 8 ast, 5 stl
2C.J. Burks (MRSH) 25 pts (9/16 fg), 5/8 3fg, 6 reb, 4 ast
3Ajdin Penava (MRSH) 17 pts (5/8 fg), 7 reb, 6 blk
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before MTSU 1673 (#57), MRSH 1398 (#82)  After MTSU 1638 (#57), MRSH 1433 (#82)
ELO Points Transfer: 35
Money Line: MTSU -180 MRSH 160
Over/Under: 159.0
AP Game Recap

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) C.J. Burks made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 73-63 to hand the Blue Raiders their first conference loss on Thursday night.

Jon Elmore, Conference USA's leading scorer at 22.7 per game coming in, added 19 points, eight assists and five steals and Ajdin Penava added 17 points, six blocks and a team-high seven rebounds. Burks and Elmore entered the game as the nation's top scoring duo at 43.7 per game.

Giddy Potts and Antwain Johnson scored 15 points each and Nick King, the No. 2 scorer in C-USA at 21.8 before Thursday, finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Raiders (13-5, 5-1), who had a five-game win streak end.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak to Middle Tennessee in the teams' first meeting since the Blue Raiders defeated the Thundering Herd (13-6, 4-2) in last season's conference title game.

Marshall led 36-34 at halftime, lost the lead briefly to start the second half then reclaimed it for good with a 12-2 run, including three 3-pointers by Burks.

News Articles
GameFlo
Ties: 5   Lead Changes: 2   Biggest Lead: MRSH +14   Run: MRSH 15-4 (2-18:17 to 2-13:59)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Marshall, 2-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Middle Tennessee, 6-4 Since 2010: Middle Tennessee, 8-5

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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