The Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team put on a stellar performance against the Texas-El Paso Miners Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center on the back of a 44-point effort by Jon Elmore.
“I just keep telling him ‘You’re Jonny Buckets. Just play like Jonny Buckets,”’ said coach Dan D’Antoni after the game. “He’s fun to watch when he’s playing like that.”
Herd wins! Jon Elmore records the 16th 40-point game in @HerdMBB history. He finishes with 44, tied for the sixth-best single game scoring performance in school history. Skip Henderson (‘88) and Ronald Blackshear (‘02) also had 44-point games. #HerdFamily
— Chuck McGill (@chuckmcgill) February 1, 2019
The game was in question early on, with the Herd trailing by as many as 7, but a valiant effort late in the first half sent the two teams into the break tied at 37 each. Marshall never trailed for the remainder of the contest.
Elmore’s 44 points were the most for the night and good enough for sixth place in program history. C.J. Burks scored an uncharacteristically quiet 18, with Jannson Williams scoring 11, and Rondale Watson knocking down 9. Jarrod West, aka “The Bulldog,” played up to his nickname with five steals, three assists, and three points.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Herd, who are now 13-9 on the season and 6-3 in conference play.
Marshall will next host the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Cam Henderson Center.
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