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WKU scores final 15 points to beat Herd, 85-74

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Darius Thompson scored 20 points, Dwight Coleby had a double-double and Western Kentucky scored the last 15 points of the game to defeat Marshall 85-74 on Saturday night.
Marshall took a 74-70 lead with 4:39 to play after Jon Elmore made four free throws following a foul and technical foul on WKU’s Taveion Hollingsworth.
Lamonte Bearden started the winning run with a 3-point play at the 3:14 mark and Hollingsworth followed with the go-ahead 3-pointer. The Hilltoppers made 5 of 8 shots plus 4 of 5 free throws while the Thundering Herd was missing their last eight shots.
Coleby had 18 points and 13 rebounds for WKU (15-6, 7-1 Conference USA).
C.J. Burks led Marshall (14-7, 5-3) with 29 points and Elmore had 19.
An overflow crowd of 7,362 gave WKU its first back-to-back sellouts since the 2005-06 season and the first in conference since 2001-02.

Marshall box
W. KENTUCKY 85, MARSHALL 74
MARSHALL (14-7)
Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Penava 4-7 0-0 9, J.Elmore 5-16 9-10 19, West 3-8 0-0 8, Burks 10-16 3-3 29, Mijovic 0-0 0-0 0, George 0-2 0-1 0, Koljanin 0-2 0-0 0, Watson 3-11 0-0 7, Bledsoe 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 26-64 12-14 74.
W. KENTUCKY (15-6)
Johnson 3-10 1-3 8, Coleby 5-10 8-10 18, Hollingsworth 3-8 2-2 9, Ohmer 3-7 4-5 12, Thompson 9-15 1-1 20, Diagne 1-1 0-0 2, Nelson 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 2-4 0-1 4, Bearden 4-7 4-4 12. Totals 30-63 20-26 85.
Halftime—W. Kentucky 41-37. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 10-32 (Burks 6-10, West 2-7, Watson 1-3, Penava 1-4, Bledsoe 0-1, Koljanin 0-1, George 0-2, J.Elmore 0-4), W. Kentucky 5-13 (Ohmer 2-3, Hollingsworth 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Thompson 1-3, Bearden 0-1). Fouled Out—George, Penava. Rebounds—Marshall 29 (J.Elmore 9), W. Kentucky 41 (Coleby 13). Assists—Marshall 14 (J.Elmore 6), W. Kentucky 10 (Thompson 3). Total Fouls—Marshall 27, W. Kentucky 18. A—7,362 (7,326).