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Williams' 3 completes Marshall comeback over W. Kentucky

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Taevion Kinsey scored a career-high 23 points, freshman Jannson Williams blocked five shots and scored 12, including the winning 3-pointer with 21 seconds left, and Marshall rallied to beat Western Kentucky 70-69 on Saturday night to win its third straight.

The Hilltoppers led by as many as 15 and 42-31 at halftime, but Marshall closed to 46-40 on Kinsey's layup early in the second half, then to 65-63 on Jon Elmore's jumper with 5:14 left. Williams' dunk tied it at 67 and his 3 put Marshall up 70-69 and WKU didn't get off another shot.

Elmore scored 21 points and made five assists for Marshall (10-6, 3-0 Conference USA), whose trailed most of the way after Western Kentucky took the lead with 14:16 left in the first half.

The Thundering Herd made seven 3-pointers to WKU's five and finished shooting 44 percent to the Hilltoppers' 48 percent.

Taveion Hollingsworth scored 20 points, Charles Bassey added 16 with eight rebounds, and Josh Anderson had 13 and seven boards for Western Kentucky (8-8, 1-2), which outrebounded Marshall 36-28.

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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 W. Kentucky 8-8 422769
home team logo Marshall 10-6 313970
Team Stats
away team logo W. Kentucky 8-8 72.1 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo Marshall 10-6 79.5 PPG 35.2 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
23
C. Bassey 14.9 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 63.8 FG%
33
J. Elmore 19.6 PPG 4.2 RPG 4.9 APG 37.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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
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