Marshall Basketball: Eagles soar past Herd

Jon Elmore scored 27 but the Herd lost to Morehead, 86-83 Thursday night.

MOREHEAD, KY (WCHS-TV/WVAH-TV) - Morehead State got its first win of the season on Thursday night at Ellis Johnson Arena.

In the process, Marshall suffered its first defeat.

The Eagles handed the Herd an 86-83 setback on their home floor.

Jon Elmore paced Marshall with 27 points and dished out nine assists.

Ajdin Penava added 21 points, 10 rebounds and blocked a career-high six shots.

A.J. Hicks had 17 for the winning Eagles.

Marshall plays at Illinois on Sunday.

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