The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 12, 2014

UTEP upends Marshall 66-56


The Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas — Vince Hunter scored 20 points Saturday night and John Bohannon scored 18 and grabbed 14 rebounds as UTEP defeated Marshall 66-56 for its first Conference USA win of the season.

The lead changed hands 13 times in the first half until Marshall’s Ryan Taylor made a layup with 41 seconds to play to tie the score at 27.

UTEP opened the second half with a 10-0 run, then pulled away to lead by 17 on a Matt Willms dunk with 11 minutes left. Marshall came back and made it a five-point game on a layup by Chris Thomas, but Hunter kept it out of reach with a free throw and a dunk with 10 seconds to go to give UTEP a 10-point advantage.

Julian Washburn scored 17 and UTEP (11-6, 1-1) outshot Marshall (6-11, 1-1) 46.8 percent to 31.7 percent.

Taylor led Marshall with 18 and Chris Thomas scored 13. The Herd is now 0-9 on the road this season.

 

UTEP 66, MARSHALL 56

MARSHALL (6-11)



Goard 3-7 1-2 7, Taylor 6-15 3-4 18, Canty 2-14 3-6 7,  Thomas 5-12 3-3 13, Boykins 1-3 0-0 3, Smith 1-6 1-2 3, Sane 0-1 1-4 1,  Manning 1-3 1-2 4. Totals 19-61 13-23 56.

UTEP (11-6)



Lang 0-2 1-2 1, Hunter 6-7 8-10 20, Bohannon 7-12 4-7 18,  Washburn 6-16 1-2 17, Cooper 2-5 0-0 5, Mbachu 0-1 0-0 0,  Flaggert 0-1 2-4 2, Willms 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 22-47 17-27 66.

Halftime—Tied 27-27. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 5-21 (Taylor 3-6,  Boykins 1-2, Manning 1-2, Thomas 0-2, Smith 0-3, Canty 0-6), UTEP 5-14  (Washburn 4-8, Cooper 1-3, Flaggert 0-1, Bohannon 0-2). Fouled Out—Lang.  Rebounds—Marshall 34 (Goard, Thomas 6), UTEP 43 (Bohannon 14).  Assists—Marshall 7 (Canty 4), UTEP 15 (Bohannon 7). Total Fouls—Marshall  22, UTEP 15. Technicals—Canty, Thomas, UTEP Bench. A—7,551.