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Herd falls to USM, 82-73

FRISCO, TX — Tyree Griffin scored 23 points and Southern Miss pulled away late to beat the Marshall Thundering Herd 82-73 in the Conference USA quarterfinals on Thursday.
Jannson Williams had 22 points to lead the Marshall (19-14).
Jon Elmore had 18 points and C.J.Burks 10 for Marshall.
Elmore is now 19 points shy of the school’s all-time scoring record held by Skip Henderson at 2,574.
Elmore also led the Herd with eight rebounds and 11 assists.
Southern Miss led 42-38 at the half.

SOUTHERN MISS. 82, MARSHALL 73
MARSHALL (19-14)
Williams 8-14 0-0 22, George 0-1 0-0 0, West 1-3 0-0 3, Burks 2-11 5-7 10, Elmore 5-13 3-4 18, R.Watson 2-5 0-0 4, Kinsey 5-7 2-3 16. Totals 23-54 10-14 73.
SOUTHERN MISS. (20-11)
Harper-Baker 6-9 3-3 16, Rowe 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 3-9 2-2 9, Holland 0-0 2-2 2, Griffin 8-15 5-6 23, G.Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Magee 4-9 4-8 12, Draine 7-10 0-0 20. Totals 28-52 16-21 82.
Halftime—Southern Miss. 42-38. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 17-37 (Williams 6-12, Elmore 5-11, Kinsey 4-4, West 1-2, Burks 1-4, George 0-1, R.Watson 0-3), Southern Miss. 10-19 (Draine 6-8, Griffin 2-3, Edwards 1-1, Harper-Baker 1-3, Magee 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Marshall 20 (Elmore 8), Southern Miss. 36 (Harper-Baker 9). Assists—Marshall 19 (Elmore 11), Southern Miss. 18 (Griffin 8). Total Fouls—Marshall 19, Southern Miss. 14. Technicals—Draine.