HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) C.J. Burks made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 73-63 to hand the Blue Raiders their first conference loss on Thursday night.
Jon Elmore, Conference USA's leading scorer at 22.7 per game coming in, added 19 points, eight assists and five steals and Ajdin Penava added 17 points, six blocks and a team-high seven rebounds. Burks and Elmore entered the game as the nation's top scoring duo at 43.7 per game.
Giddy Potts and Antwain Johnson scored 15 points each and Nick King, the No. 2 scorer in C-USA at 21.8 before Thursday, finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Raiders (13-5, 5-1), who had a five-game win streak end.