NCAA Basketball

Burks helps Marshall hold off Charlotte 85-84

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) C.J. Burks had 25 points and scored the go-ahead layup with 31 seconds left to lift Marshall over Charlotte 85-84 on Saturday.

Marshall (9-6, 2-0 Conference USA) had a 70-62 lead with 10:37 to go, but Charlotte (3-10, 0-2) erased the deficit when Jon Davis' free throws tied it at 75. The 49ers tied it three more times and briefly had the lead at 84-83 after the second of Davis' two free throws with 47 seconds left.

Davis, who finished one short of his career high with 37 points, missed two 3-point attempts in the final five seconds. Mikel Beyers blocked Davis on his second attempt as time expired.

Burks was 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Jon Elmore had 16 points, Taevion Kinsey added 14 points and Jannson Williams scored 13.

Milos Supica scored 23 for Charlotte and Brandon Younger added 10.

Updated January 5, 2019

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