West, Beyers lead Marshall past Louisiana Tech 83-79 in OT
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West totaled 25 points and seven assists and Mikel Beyers came off the bench to score a career-high 24 as Marshall held off Louisiana Tech 83-79 in overtime on Saturday.
West sank 9 of 15 shots from the floor with four 3-pointers for the Thundering Herd (12-13, 6-6 Conference USA). Beyers sank 6 of 9 from 3-point range and added six rebounds. Taevion Kinsey pitched in with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Amorie Archibald made 1 of 2 free throws with 22 seconds remaining in regulation to give Louisiana Tech a 68-66 lead, but Beyers buried a jumper with 5 seconds left to force overtime. Beyers opened the extra period with a 3-pointer and Marshall never trailed although the Bulldogs pulled even twice. West hit a 3-pointer with 64 seconds left in OT after Louisiana Tech closed within a point and the Thundering Herd closed out the victory from there.
Kalob Ledoux led six players in double figures with 16 points for the Bulldogs (17-7, 8-4). Mubarak Muhammed added 12 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Reserve Andrew Gordon scored 12 with eight rebounds, while Jacolby Pemberton had 12 points and seven boards. Amorie Archibald added 11 points and Daquan Bracey scored 10, but the pair made only 6 of 23 shots from the field.
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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17-6, 8-3) at Marshall Thundering Herd (11-13, 5-6)