WOAY – Marshall men’s basketball is in the Conference USA Tournament championship game for a second straight year, after winning 85-75 over Southern Miss in Frisco, Texas.
All five Thundering Herd starters reached double figures, led by 26 points from Jon Elmore. Marshall established momentum in the first half, leading 47-27 at halftime, and was able to keep the lead despite several comeback attempts from the Golden Eagles. Cortez Edwards led Southern Miss with 30 points.
Marshall will face Western Kentucky in the tournament championship game at 8:30 PM on Saturday. The Hilltoppers won both meetings in the regular season.