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Conference USA Conference Tournament - Recap - Marshall Defeats Florida Atlantic 63-59

Chris Thomas scored 21 points leading Marshall to a 63-59 victory over Florida Atlantic at Don Haskins Center on Tuesday.

Marshall was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2-point spread as a favorite.

Kareem Canty had 12 points for Marshall and Ryan Taylor chipped in with 8 points. Kareem Canty had 3 assists for them, while Ryan Taylor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Florida Atlantic got a 26-point performance from Marquan Botley, who was supported by 21 points from Pablo Bertone. Marquan Botley had 3 assists in a losing cause for Florida Atlantic, while Kelvin Penn grabbed 8 rebounds.

Marshall hit the break leading 35-29 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Marshall as they grabbed 37 boards, while Florida Atlantic only had 36.