Thompson has triple-double, WKU rolls past Marshall 112-87
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Darius Thompson collected Western Kentucky’s first triple-double in nine years, and the Hilltoppers scored a program record with their 112-87 victory over Marshall on Saturday night.
Thompson had career highs in all three categories: 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting, including six 3-pointers; 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was the first triple-double at Western Kentucky since Orlando Mendez-Valdez had one against Troy on Jan. 1, 2009.
Western Kentucky (11-5, 3-0 Conference USA), which has won four straight, put up its previous-best of 100 points in its 20-point win against Nicholls on Nov. 19.
Taveion Hollingsworth added a career-high 27 points, and Dwight Coleby chipped in 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Hilltoppers, who had a 21-point lead midway through the first half on their way to a 61-35 halftime advantage.
Jarrod West scored 20 points to lead Marshall (11-5, 2-1). C.J. Burks added 19 points, and Jon Elmore and Jannson Williams added 18 points apiece.