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Last-second shots lifts Herd over ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 20 points but it was one of his season-high 10 assists that helped Marshall upend Old Dominion 70-67 to open Conference USA play Thursday night.
The back-and-forth contest was tied for the 12th time, 67-67, and the clock winding down the final six seconds when Elmore got the ball and attracted a swarm of defenders. He whipped a pass to Jarrod West in the corner. West caught the ball at his shoelaces, straightened and hit the corner 3 with 1.9 seconds remaining and Marshall (8-6) snapped the Monarchs’ eight-game win streak.
Old Dominion (10-4) threw a full-court inbounds pass but Xavier Green’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the horn.
Taevion Kinsey scored 13 points and blocked three shots, while West scored 12, hitting 4 of 5 from deep for Marshall.
B.J. Stith scored 27 to lead ODU and Ahmad Caver added 12 with nine assists. Caver dunked and buried a 3 on back-to-back possessions, bringing the 6,153 in attendance to a roar for the final eight minutes.
MARSHALL 70, OLD DOMINION 67
MARSHALL (8-6)
Williams 4-8 0-0 10, Elmore 9-21 2-2 20, Kinsey 5-6 1-2 13, Burks 3-9 0-0 6, West 4-5 0-0 12, George 1-1 0-0 2, Beyers 3-3 0-0 7, Watson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-55 3-4 70.
OLD DOMINION (10-4)
Carver 3-5 2-3 8, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Green 3-6 0-0 6, Caver 5-17 0-2 12, Stith 9-19 6-6 27, Ezikpe 1-2 0-0 2, Dickens 1-3 1-1 3, Wade 3-4 0-0 6, Kithcart 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 26-58 9-12 67.
Halftime—Marshall 36-32. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 9-25 (West 4-5, Kinsey 2-3, Williams 2-6, Beyers 1-1, Watson 0-1, Elmore 0-4, Burks 0-5), Old Dominion 6-13 (Stith 3-6, Caver 2-4, Kithcart 1-1, Green 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Marshall 24 (Kinsey 7), Old Dominion 30 (Carver 10). Assists—Marshall 18 (Elmore 10), Old Dominion 14 (Caver 9). Total Fouls—Marshall 14, Old Dominion 7. A—6,153 (8,472).