Marshall 81, Eastern Michigan 75

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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.<

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