Middle Tennessee tops Marshall 99-90


Semi-finals of C-USA tourney

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jaqawn Raymond scored 20 points and second-seeded Middle Tennessee raced into the Conference USA tournament championship game with a 99-90 win over third-seeded Marshall on Friday night.

Perrin Buford had 18 points and Reggie Upshaw had 17 as all five starters had at least 12 points in the highest-scoring game of the season for the Blue Raiders (23-9), who face fifth-seeded Old Dominion in the title game.

Austin Loop and Stevie Browning had 20 points apiece for Marshall (17-16).

MTSU used a 10-0 run late in the first half to take a 39-29 lead into the break.

Marshall never cut the deficit to single digits in the second half until outscoring MTSU 11-2 in the last 43 seconds.

The Blue Raiders shot 58.5 percent (31 of 53) and made 31 of 41 free throws while the Thundering Herd was just 9 of 19 from the foul line.

Box Score:

MARSHALL (17-16)

Kelly 5-12 0-0 11, Taylor 5-7 2-6 13, Browning 9-14 0-1 20, Elmore 1-7 0-0 2, Loop 5-11 7-7 20, Thompson 3-4 0-2 6, Kilgore 0-0 0-0 0, Burks 2-7 0-0 5, Edmonds 5-12 0-1 13, Mijovic 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 35-74 9-19 90.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (23-9)

Harris 5-9 0-0 12, Upshaw 7-13 3-5 17, Buford 4-7 9-11 18, Raymond 6-8 6-8 20, Potts 4-7 5-5 13, Phillips 0-0 0-2 0, Habersham 2-2 4-5 9, Foote 3-5 3-3 9, Copeland 0-1 0-0 0, Gamble 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 31-53 31-41 99.

Halftime_Middle Tennessee 39-29. 3-Point Goals_Marshall 11-31 (Loop 3-8, Edmonds 3-9, Browning 2-5, Taylor 1-1, Kelly 1-2, Burks 1-3, Elmore 0-3), Middle Tennessee 6-13 (Raymond 2-3, Harris 2-5, Buford 1-1, Habersham 1-1, Upshaw 0-1, Potts 0-2). Fouled Out_Taylor, Thompson. Rebounds_Marshall 40 (Taylor 7), Middle Tennessee 34 (Upshaw 9). Assists_Marshall 16 (Browning, Elmore 4), Middle Tennessee 16 (Buford 5). Total Fouls_Marshall 25, Middle Tennessee 16. Technicals_Marshall Bench, Middle Tennessee Bench. A_6,176

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Semi-finals of C-USA tourney
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