Herd surges past Florida Atlantic for 3rd straight win, 79-68

Ajdin Penava (11) recorded his 12th double-double of the season as Marshall downed FAU 79-68 on Saturday night.


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Ajdin Penava finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three blocks, teaming up with Jon Elmore and Rondale Watson to lift Marshall over Florida Atlantic 79-68 on Saturday night.

Elmore reached double figures for the 60th consecutive game, scoring 22 points, while Watson had 18 points and nine rebounds. On a day when all the top Conference USA teams won, the Herd (17-8, 8-4) maintained sole possession of fourth place.

Ronald Delph’s 21 points and 11 rebounds couldn’t save the Owls (10-15, 4-9) from their fourth straight loss.

The game was tied at 55-55 when Watson converted a three-point play to put Marshall ahead for good. An 11-0 run capped by Elmore’s fourth 3-pointer sealed it.

C.J. Burks added 12 points with five assists as Marshall won its third straight overall and improved to 14-1 at home.

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