HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Jason Williams made a layup with three
seconds remaining to lift Texas-El Paso to a 53-51 win over
Marshall on Saturday night.
Williams and Edgar Moreno led UTEP (11-5, 4-0 Conference USA)
with 12 points apiece.
The Miners led throughout the second half, holding Marshall
without a field goal over a five-minute stretch until Markel
Humphrey banked a 3-pointer to tie the game with 13 seconds
remaining. Humphrey led Marshall with 14 points.
UTEP won its fourth straight game to remain in first place in
the conference. Marshall (7-9, 1-3) lost its third straight.
John Tofi scored eight first-half points to lead the Miners but
went to the bench with his third foul early in the second half. He
finished with 10 points. UTEP went on a 13-4 run afterward, taking
a 39-30 lead on a 3-pointer by Kevin Henderson with 13 minutes
Marshall used its defense to help close the deficit. The
Thundering Herd forced 14 turnovers while committing a season-low