HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Mark Dorris scored 14 points and Markel Humphrey notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as Marshall outlasted SMU 52-49 Wednesday in a defensive struggle.
Chris Ross also scored 11 points and added five assists for Marshall (10-15, 5-6 Conference USA).
Ike Ofoegbu led SMU (13-12, 2-9 C-USA) with 18 points and 16 rebounds, both game highs, but he was the only Mustang in double figures as the team shot just 28 percent.
After trailing by eight at the midway point of the second half, Marshall kept SMU without a field goal over a nine-minute stretch until Ofoegbu’s layup with 30 seconds left.
Following the layup, SMU got a pair of Marshall turnovers and a 3-pointer by Brian Epps to cut the Thundering Herd’s lead to 51-49. A Dorris free throw pushed the lead to three before a 3-point attempt by Dez Willingham bounced out at the buzzer to preserve the win for the Thundering Herd.