HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Jalen Jones had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Ryan Manuel scored 17 points to lead Southern Methodist to a 68-57 victory over Marshall in a Conference USA game on Wednesday night.
Nick Russell had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Mustangs (12-10, 2-5), who had lost three in a row and six of their past seven. It was SMU's first road victory in the conference.
Elijah Pittman had 15 points and eight rebounds, D.D. Scarver scored 15, DeAndre Kane had 13, and Dennis Tinnon pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds to go with eight points for the Thundering Herd (9-12, 2-4), who have lost three in a row.
SMU shot 48.1 percent (25 of 52) to Marshall's 33.9 (20 of 59).
SMU led 35-23 at the break, and the closest Marshall got in the second half was five points at 51-46 on Tinnon's layup at 8:41.
Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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