HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Brandan Stith scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Randy Haynes added 20 points with four 3-pointers and second-place Old Dominion beat fourth-place Marshall 84-79 on Thursday night to win its sixth straight and sweep the season series against the Thundering Herd.
Ahmad Caver scored 18 points, Trey Porter had 11 and B.J. Stith 10 for the Monarchs (22-5, 13-2 Conference USA).
ODU led 40-39 at halftime, but C.J. Burks’ jumper with 4:48 left put Marshall up 73-72. The lead traded hands until B.J. Stith’s go-ahead jumper with 3:04 to go and the Monarchs outscored Marshall 8-4 from there.
The Monarchs shot 42 percent from 3 (10 of 24) led by Haynes’ four, but were outshot 54.5 percent to 43 percent from the field.
Burks and Jon Elmore scored 24 points apiece with Elmore adding 11 assists for Marshall (19-9, 10-5), which saw its five-game win streak end. Ajdin Penava scored 14 points with 10 boards