Bennett’s career game leads Marshall past Eastern Kentucky

Huntington, W. Va. (AP) — Iran Bennett had career highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds, Taevion Kinsey added 19 points, and Marshall defeated Eastern Kentucky 90-72 on Thursday night.

Marshall scored 54 points in the second half, making 7 of 14 3-pointers and shooting 53% after halftime.

Darius George and Mark Sarenac scored 11 points each for the Thundering Herd (5-6). Bennett’s 16 rebounds were double his previous high.

Tre King had 15 points for the Colonels (3-8), whose losing streak reached six games. Jomaru Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Lachlan Anderson scored 13 points.

Eastern Kentucky has a home game against Charleston Southern on Saturday. Marshall plays at Northern Iowa on Sunday.