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Thundering Herd beats FAU

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks matched a season high with 30 points, Jon Elmore added 29 points and Marshall beat Florida Atlantic 96-84 on Thursday night to remain undefeated in Conference USA play.
Burks was 8 of 14 from the floor and made all 12 of his free throws. Elmore was 8-of-17 shooting and 9 of 13 at the free-throw line. The duo combined for six 3-pointers, nine rebounds, 13 assists, and six steals. Jannson Williams chipped in with 11 points for Marshall (11-6, 4-0).
Michael Forrest made seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 35 points to lead FAU (11-7, 2-3). Anthony Adger had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Aleksandar Zecevic added 13 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.
The game was tied at 55 early in the second half. Marshall pulled away with an 11-0 run and had a double-digit lead for nearly the rest of the way. FAU pulled to 85-80 with about two minutes left but didn’t get closer.
MARSHALL 96, FAU 84
FAU (11-7)
Lepichev 1-3 0-0 2, Zecevic 6-7 1-2 13, Forrest 12-20 4-4 35, Maitre 0-1 4-4 4, Adger 6-16 1-3 15, Stapleton 4-8 0-2 10, Silins 0-6 3-6 3, Ellis 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-63 13-21 84.
MARSHALL (11-6)
Williams 3-8 3-4 11, West 0-3 2-2 2, Burks 8-14 12-12 30, Elmore 8-17 9-13 29, Kinsey 3-7 0-0 6, George 0-0 1-2 1, Beyers 4-4 0-1 9, Watson 3-7 2-3 8. Totals 29-60 29-37 96.
Halftime—Marshall 49-42. 3-Point Goals—FAU 11-30 (Forrest 7-11, Stapleton 2-6, Adger 2-10, Jackson 0-1, Silins 0-2), Marshall 9-25 (Elmore 4-9, Burks 2-6, Williams 2-6, Beyers 1-1, Kinsey 0-1, West 0-2). Fouled Out—Lepichev. Rebounds—FAU 39 (Zecevic 10), Marshall 32 (Kinsey 6). Assists—FAU 7 (Forrest, Adger 2), Marshall 17 (Elmore 7). Total Fouls—FAU 24, Marshall 16. A—6,196 (9,048).