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Wallace, Jackson spark UTSA comeback 116-106 win in OT over Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Keaton Wallace scored a career-high 45 points, Jhivvan Jackson added 30 and each knocked down contested 3-pointers in overtime as UTSA rallied from 18 points behind to defeat Marshall 116-106 Saturday night, clawing past the Thundering Herd into a three-way share of first place in Conference USA.
Wallace hit four 3-pointers and Jackson, who scored a career-high 46 in UTSA’s overtime loss to Western Kentucky on Thursday, added 30 with five 3-pointers. He hauled down nine rebounds and Wallace seven for UTSA (13-10, 7-3).
C.J. Burks scored 31 points to lead Marshall (13-10, 6-4). Jon Elmore added 29 points including a four-point play to force overtime. The Herd was trailing 92-88 when a turnover gave them possession with 3.1 seconds left. Elmore raced downcourt, lofted a high 3-pointer from the left wing and was hit on the arm while shooting. The 3-pointer swished through, as did the foul shot.
The teams traded the lead on the first six possessions of OT before Jackson hit a 3 to open a cushion.
The win moves the Roadrunners into a share of first in C-USA with North Texas and Old Dominion and came on coach Steve Henson’s birthday.
Marshall box
UTSA 116, MARSHALL 106, OT
UTSA (13-10)
Frohnen 2-6 2-4 6, Allen 6-7 0-0 13, De Nicolao 3-7 2-4 8, Jackson 10-23 5-5 30, Wallace 15-24 11-12 45, Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0, Bior 3-5 6-8 12, Iyaye 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 39-72 28-35 116.
MARSHALL (13-10)
Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Elmore 9-26 8-8 29, West 2-6 1-3 6, Kinsey 6-9 0-0 15, Burks 13-21 0-1 31, George 0-1 0-0 0, Thieneman 0-0 0-0 0, Beyers 2-3 0-1 4, Watson 9-13 0-2 19. Totals 42-83 9-15 106.
Halftime—Marshall 46-38. End Of Regulation—Tied 92. 3-Point Goals—UTSA 10-23 (Jackson 5-11, Wallace 4-9, Allen 1-1, De Nicolao 0-2), Marshall 13-37 (Burks 5-7, Kinsey 3-5, Elmore 3-13, Watson 1-2, West 1-5, George 0-1, Beyers 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out—Watson, Burks, Beyers, Allen. Rebounds—UTSA 44 (Bior 12), Marshall 31 (West 7). Assists—UTSA 12 (De Nicolao 6), Marshall 15 (Elmore 8). Total Fouls—UTSA 18, Marshall 25. A—7,182 (9,048).