Marshall 81, Eastern Michigan 75
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Mark Patton scored 21 points to lead Marshall to an 81-75 win over Eastern Michigan Wednesday night.
The win was Marshall’s (5-16, 2-10 Mid-American Conference) second straight in conference play since starting the year with 10 straight conference losses.
Eastern Michigan (10-12, 3-9) was led by Michael Ross with a career-high 23 points, in addition to 16 from Markus Austin and 14 points from John Bowler.
The Eagles have lost eight straight conference games since starting the season 3-1 in conference play.
Enoch Bunch hit Patton with a full-court pass and a layup with 1:22 left to give Marshall a 72-62 lead. Bunch scored 15 points for The Herd.
Marshall also received 12 points each from A.W. Hamilton and David Anderson while Anderson also grabbed eight rebounds.<