Marshall edges UTEP 78-71

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia (AP) Justin Edmonds hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead Marshall to a 78-71 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday for its first in conference win.

Ryan Taylor added 17 points and 10 rebounds, JP Kambola pitched in 13 points and nine rebounds Aleksa Nikolic had 10 points and six boards for Marshall (5-15, 1-6 Conference USA).

Taylor scored 10 consecutive points during Marshall's 11-3 run to close the game.

Omega Harris had 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Matt Willms tallied 12 points and Cedrick Lang had 11 points and five rebounds for the Miners (12-7, 4-3).

Marshall had an 11-point lead in the second half but UTEP responded with an 18-7 run, with nine points from Harris, to give the Miners a 68-67 lead with 5:15 left.

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