HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- C.J. Burks had 20 points as Marshall narrowly beat Middle Tennessee 98-93 on Saturday.
Jon Elmore had 19 points for Marshall (14-13, 7-7 Conference USA), which broke its four-game losing streak. Rondale Watson added 17 points. Jannson Williams had 16 points and three blocks for the hosts.
After a close first half that resulted in the two teams entering the locker room tied at 41-41, the second half was equally hard-fought. Ultimately, Marshall was able to eke out the slim 5-point victory. Both teams set season records for scoring in the second half. The Thundering Herd's 57 points in the second half marked a season high for the home team, while the 52 points in the second half for the Blue Raiders was the best of the season for the visitors.
The Thundering Herd and the Blue Raiders next play in Conference USA's inaugural bonus-play format with opponents to be determined later Saturday.
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