Markel Humphrey matched his career high with 25 points and Tirrell Baines added 21 to lead Marshall to an 88-83 win over Houston on Wednesday night.
Humphrey was 9-for-12 from the floor while Baines hit 7 of 8 shots for Marshall (12-14, 4-7 Conference USA), which had only eight players dress for the game.
Aubrey Coleman scored a career-high 38 points for the Cougars (16-8, 7-4), who ended a four-game winning streak.
The Thundering Herd did not pull ahead in the second half until Humphrey converted a steal into a layup with 1:49 to go. The Cougars regained the lead at 83-82 on two Marcus Cousin foul shots, but Marshall scored six unanswered points.
Shaquille Johnson added 16 points for the Thundering Herd, while Damier Pitts scored 11.
Cousin had 14 points for Houston and Qa'rrann Calhoun added 10 points and eight rebounds.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Marshall 88, Houston 83; corrects to Aubrey Coleman in 3rd graf.)
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