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Marshall beats Southern 83-74

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Jon Elmore had 20 points and six assists, C.J. Burks scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Marshall beat Southern 83-74 on Monday night.

Ajdin Penava added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Thundering Herd (2-0), who opened the game with a pair of 3s by Penava and Burks and never trailed.

Marshall pulled away with an 11-3 run to lead 65-52 on Elmore's basket with 12:10 left in the game. The Jaguars (0-2) got the deficit no closer than seven the rest of the way.

Jared Sam led Southern with 21 points and seven rebounds. Eddie Reese added 18 points with 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point range and Richard Lee scored 17, including 4 of 10 from the arc.

The Jaguars closed an early 14-point deficit to 26-24 on Reese's layup with 6:57 left in the first half and stayed close with the Herd until the middle of the second half.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Southern 0-2 403474
home team logo Marshall 2-0 453883
Team Stats
away team logo Southern 0-2 69.1 PPG 42.6 RPG 11.2 APG
home team logo Marshall 2-0 83.8 PPG 38.8 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
12
J. Sam 16.2 PPG 8.8 RPG 1.3 APG 43.7 FG%
33
J. Elmore 22.7 PPG 5.8 RPG 6.8 APG 43.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB