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Burks' 29 points leads Marshall past UTSA in C-USA tourney

FRISCO, Texas (AP) C.J. Burks scored 29 points, Ajdin Penava posted a double-double and No. 4 seed Marshall beat fifth-seeded UT San Antonio 95-81 in a Conference USA Conference quarterfinal game Thursday night.

Marshall (22-10) advances to play No. 9 seed Southern Mississippi in a semifinal contest Friday night. The Golden Eagles upset top-seeded Middle Tennessee 71-68 in overtime Thursday.

The Thundering Herd built a 26-11 lead halfway through the first period and led 52-41 at intermission. Marshall made half its 32-shot attempts in the first half, sank all 13 free throws and Burks scored 18, making all nine of his free-throw attempts.

UTSA (19-14) got within striking distance with an 11-2 run that reduced its deficit to 74-69 on Giovanni De Nicolao's jumper with 7:19 left but got no closer. Penava scored 23 points with 12 rebounds and Jannson Williams and Jon Elmore each scored 15.

Nick Allen, Byron Frohnen and George Willborn III scored 16 apiece for the Roadrunners and Frohnen grabbed 13 rebounds. De Nicola and Keaton Wallace each scored 13.

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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 UT-San Antonio 19-14 414081
home team logo Marshall 22-10 524395
Team Stats
away team logo UT-San Antonio 19-14 76.3 PPG 42.4 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo Marshall 22-10 80.5 PPG 35.3 RPG 15.1 APG
Key Players
2
J. Jackson 20.8 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.1 APG 38.0 FG%
33
J. Elmore 19.7 PPG 3.9 RPG 5.3 APG 37.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB