Marshall win CIT crown
Published 12:38 am Friday, April 5, 2019
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks scored 28 points as Marshall romped past Green Bay 90-70 on Thursday night for the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament championship.
Burks also had seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in being named the most valuable player. He had a steal on back-to-back possessions and his fast-break dunk gave Marshall a 72-62 midway through the second half.
Taevion Kinsey added 21 points for the Thundering Herd (23-14). Jon Elmore had 17 points on just 5-of-18 shooting. Marshall was 1 for 12 from 3-point range to start the game and finished 3 of 26.
Tank Hemphill had 21 points for the Phoenix (21-17). Sandy Cohen III added 13 points — all in the first half — and JayQuan McCloud had 11.
Green Bay led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but Marshall pulled within 42-40 at the break. Cohen made a 3-pointer early in the first half to move into second on Green Bay’s single-season scoring list, passing Virginia coach Tony Bennett.