BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Stevie Browning scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half and Marshall cruised to an 89-74 victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
No. 6 seed Marshall (18-14) plays third-seeded Old Dominion in a Thursday quarterfinal. Florida Atlantic (10-20) lost four of its last five.
Browning finished 7 of 15 from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Jon Elmore and C.J. Burks added 14 points apiece for the Thundering Herd. Terrence Thompson had a game-high 11 rebounds and chipped in eight points.