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Western Kentucky hands Marshall 1st conference loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Josh Anderson scored 25 points with five steals, Charles Bassey had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of his freshman season and Western Kentucky handed Marshall its first conference loss of the season, 68-59 on Monday night.

Western Kentucky (10-9, 3-3 Conference USA), which lost three straight conference games by a total of five points in early January, snapped Marshall's 30-game winning streak when leading at halftime.

Marshall (12-7, 5-1), the defending Conference USA tournament champions, had won nine straight games in league play. Jon Elmore led the Thundering Herd with 17 points.

In the closing seconds of the first half, Jarrod West made a steal near midcourt and had a wide-open path to the basket but pulled up and made a long 3-pointer. His left shoe came off during his defensive stand and the 5-foot-11 sophomore gave Marshall a 25-24 lead at the break.

Both teams shot less than 36 percent in the first half with Marshall at 32.6. The Thundering Herd finished 22 of 66 (35.5).

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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 Marshall 12-7 253459
home team logo W. Kentucky 10-9 244468
Team Stats
away team logo Marshall 12-7 80.1 PPG 35.8 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo W. Kentucky 10-9 71.4 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
33
J. Elmore 20.3 PPG 4.9 RPG 5.2 APG 39.7 FG%
23
C. Bassey 14.6 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 62.7 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