January 17, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Marquan Botley scored 17 of his season-high 23 in the second half, Solomon Poole added 18 points and Florida Atlantic took over down the stretch for a 76-62 win over Marshall on Saturday.

C.J. Turman added 13 points and Kelvin Penn scored 12 with nine rebounds for Florida Atlantic (8-8, 1-4 Conference-USA), which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Marshall (4-14, 0-5), which lost its eighth-straight game, took a 34-30 lead into halftime, and led 60-59 with 3:35 left, but was out-scored 17-2 down the stretch.

Ryan Taylor scored 24, one off his career high, for Marshall. Aleksa Nikolic added 15 points and Jay Johnson scored 10.

FAU, which shot 56 percent in the second half, finished 8 of 24 from 3-point range while the Thundering Herd shot just 16.7 percent (2 of 12) from beyond the arc.

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