The Thundering Herd won their fifth in a row on 58.7-percent shooting from the field (37 of 63).
VMI, the nation's highest-scoring offense, scored 56 points in the first half after making 23 of 30 (76.7 percent) from the field. That put a team which entered the game averaging 95.5 points on pace to score 112.
Marshall (8-2) cooled in the second half, but not nearly enough for it to save VMI (7-5), which was led by Stan Okoye's 24 points. Okoye made 10 of 19 shots from the field; his teammates, however, combined to go 15 of 58 (25.9 percent).
Okoye also had 15 rebounds for VMI.