FRISCO, Texas (AP) Jon Elmore had 32 points as Marshall beat Rice 82-65 in the Conference USA Tournament first round on Wednesday night.
Elmore shot 10 for 13 from the floor, including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds and six assists.
Taevion Kinsey had 12 points for Marshall (19-13). Rondale Watson added 11 points.