FRISCO, Texas -- Taevion Kinsey had 26 points as sixth-seeded Marshall beat No. 11 seed UTEP 86-78 in the first round of the Conference USA Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.
Marshall (17-15) will play third-seeded Louisiana Tech in a quarterfinal on Thursday.
Bryson Williams had 25 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the Miners (17-15). Jordan Lathon scored a season-high 22 points plus 12 rebounds and six assists. Souley Boum had 13 points and eight rebounds.
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