Kinsey powers Herd past UTEP

An alumni chapter is setting up an endowment scholarship for students from Ohio and Kentucky who want to go to Marshall University.

HUNTINGTON, WV Marshall junior guard Taevion Kinsey poured in 21 points in the first half and the Herd had to head off a late UTEP rally with clutch free throws to win it 86-78 win over the Miners.

Andrew Taylor added 15 points and Mikel Beyers 14 as the Herd improves to 17-14 on the season.

Marshall was seemingly in command until UTEP went on a 7-0 run to close to within 77-74 but they could get no closer than 3 down the stretch.

Marshall plays 3 seed Louisiana Tech Thursday in Frisco Texas at 10:00 p.m.