WKU falls to Marshall on Tuesday night road game

Tyler Lashbrook

WKU lead by 17 in the first half but foul trouble and poor shooting derailed the team as it lost its second game of the season to Marshall (4-2), 74-64, on the road Tuesday night.

Sophomore guard Chris Thomas led the way for the Thundering Herd with 27 points on 7-of-12 from the field. He sunk 12 of his 13 free throw attempts and hit one three pointer along the way.
WKU (3-2) shot 15-of-33 in the first 20 minutes but hit just six of their 27 field goal attempts in the second half.
With 6:44 left in the game, junior guard T.J. Price fouled out and 11 seconds later junior forward George Fant fouled out. They finished with 11 points and nine points respectively.
Freshman guard Payton Hulsey played big for the Toppers, nearly posting a triple-double. He finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, though he also coughed up four turnovers. He fouled out late in the second half, the third Topper player to do so.
WKU (3-2) will come back to Bowling Green to host Eastern Illinois (3-2) Saturday night at 8 p.m.