Scores

Final

Marshall 63

(11-21, 4-12 C-USA)

Florida Atl 59

(10-22, 5-11 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, March 11, 2014

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    MRSH 35 2863
    FAU 29 3059

    Top Performers

    Marshall: C. Thomas 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

    Florida Atlantic: M. Botley 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Marshall gets past Florida Atlantic 63-59

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Chris Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as No. 14 seed Marshall topped 11th-seeded Florida Atlantic 63-59 in a first round game of the Conference USA tournament Tuesday night.

    Kareem Canty added 12 points for Marshall (11-21), which will face sixth-seeded Old Dominion on Wednesday.

    The Thundering Herd overcame a poor shooting performance (24-of-63 from the field and 5-of-20 from 3-point range) by forcing 15 FAU turnovers and grabbing 14 offensive rebounds.

    Marshall took a 36-29 lead into halftime and 3-pointers by Canty and Thomas pushed the Thundering Herd's lead to 11 with 8:32 remaining.

    The Owls used a 9-0 run to pull within two, 55-53, with 3:52 to play but would get no closer.

    Thomas and Tamron Manning each made a pair of free throws in the final minute to hold off Florida Atlantic (10-22).

    Marquan Botley scored 26 and Pablo Bertone added 21 for the Owls.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    FAU
    Points 63 59
    FG Made-Attempted 24-63 (.381) 19-45 (.422)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 1, 2014 FAU 65, @MRSH 57Recap
    » Mar 11, 2014 MRSH 63, @FAU 59Recap