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Marshall defeats FAU, stays unbeaten in C-USA

January 19, 2019
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Marshall's Mikel Beyers (31) celebrates before going to the free throw line for a three-point play against Florida Atlantic in a Conference USA men's basketball game Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center.

HUNTINGTON — C.J. Burks matched a season high with 30 points, Jon Elmore added 29 points and Marshall beat Florida Atlantic 96-84 on Thursday night to remain undefeated in Conference USA play.

Burks and Elmore combined for six 3-pointers, nine rebounds, 13 assists and six steals. Jannson Williams chipped in with 11 points for Marshall (11-6, 4-0).

The game was tied at 55 early in the second half. Marshall pulled away with an 11-0 run and had a double-digit lead for nearly the rest of the way. FAU pulled to 85-80 with about two minutes left but didn’t get closer.

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