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Thundering Herd outscores Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — C.J. Burks scored a career-high 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting and Jon Elmore had 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals to help Marshall beat Charlotte 91-83 on Thursday night.
Burks and Elmore each made 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Rondale Watson tied his career best with 20 points for Marshall (12-5, 3-1 Conference USA), which was without Ajdin Penava due to an injury suffered in Saturday’s loss to Western Kentucky. The 6-9 forward averages 16.7 points, 9.1 rebounds (26th in Division I) and 4.8 blocks (No. 1).
Burks scored nine points during a 14-4 run that spanned halftime gave the Herd a 46-38 early in the second half and Watson had 10 points in fewer than six minutes to help push the lead to 14 points with 6:22 remaining.
Andrien White’s 3-pointer trimmed Charlotte’s deficit to 79-74 about three minutes later but the 49ers got no closer.
Jon Davis scored a career-high — and Halton Arena record — 38 points for Charlotte (5-10, 1-3). Jailan Haslem added 10 points and 11 rebounds, both career bests.

Marshall box
MARSHALL 91, CHARLOTTE 83
MARSHALL (12-5)
Williams 2-8 2-3 7, Mijovic 1-3 0-0 2, West 1-2 3-4 5, Burks 12-19 4-4 32, J.Elmore 6-13 3-4 19, O.Elmore 0-3 0-0 0, Watson 8-15 4-4 20, Bledsoe 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 32-67 18-21 91.
CHARLOTTE (5-10)
Garvin 5-7 3-4 13, Haslem 3-7 4-6 10, Davis 12-23 11-15 38, White 4-9 0-0 9, Ajukwa 3-10 2-2 8, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Supica 0-5 0-2 0, Murphy 2-4 0-0 5, McGill 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 20-29 83.
Halftime—Marshall 40-38. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 9-31 (Burks 4-7, J.Elmore 4-7, Williams 1-7, West 0-1, Bledsoe 0-1, O.Elmore 0-3, Watson 0-5), Charlotte 5-16 (Davis 3-6, Murphy 1-3, White 1-4, McGill 0-1, Ajukwa 0-2). Fouled Out—Williams. Rebounds—Marshall 31 (Burks 7), Charlotte 40 (Haslem 11). Assists—Marshall 15 (J.Elmore 4), Charlotte 7 (Davis 4). Total Fouls—Marshall 22, Charlotte 19. A—4,640 (9,105).