Marshall went on a 14-0 run in the final three minutes
C.J. Burks scored seven of the Herd's final 10 points, while Jon Elmore made a game-winning block
Jon Elmore averaged 27 points, 6.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 3.0 steals
Elmore, Burks, and Penava combine for 62 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists
The Word on the Herd
Akron at Marshall on Dec. 2, 2017.
Marshall at William & Mary on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Photo gallery from Marshall's 106-70 win over Concord on Nov. 26, 2017
Marshall men's basketball at Illinois on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Marshall vs. Tennessee at Martin on Nov. 10, 2017
2016-17 (SOPHOMORE): Selected to the NABC District 11 first team … an All-Conference USA first team selection … a member of the Conference USA All-Tournament team … made the Conference USA All-Academic team … Conference USA Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 12 … led both the team and conference in scoring (19.7 ppg) and assists (5.9) … was No. 40 in the nation in points per game … No. 16 in the nation in assists … was one of two players (Austin Loop) to start and appear in all 35 contests … led the team in field goals (210), free throws (188), free throw attempts (233) and steals (40) … his 691 points are sixth for an individual season in program history … his 83 3-pointers were second on the team, sixth in the conference and seventh for an individual in school history … the third person in Marshall history to reach 200 assists in one season (Mike D’Antoni and Cornelius Jackson) … his 207 assists were fourth in program history in a single season … his seven double-doubles from points and assists led the conference and the nation … became the first player in Marshall history to collect three consecutive double-doubles with points and assists (10 points and 10 assists at Akron on Dec. 10), (27 points and 12 assists at Chattanooga on Dec. 6) and (35 points and 10 assists vs. Toledo on Dec. 10) …averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds in the C-USA Tournament …his 40 steals were a career-high and No. 24 in school history for an individual season … scored a career-high 35 points and dished out 10 assists vs. Toledo … his double-double at Chattanooga came from 27 points and a career-high 12 assists, while he was one rebound shy of a triple-double … collected his third straight double-double with 10 points and 10 assists at Akron (Dec. 17) … joined the 1,000-point club against North Texas (March 3) … his 27 points and 10 assists against Rice (March 3) gave Elmore his seventh double-double of the season … collected his sixth double-double of the season against La. Tech (Feb. 4) when he dished out 11 assists and scored 14 points… made seven three-pointers against WKU (Jan. 21), which tied a career-high and helped him reach 27 points and collected six assists … scored 12 points and dished out 10 assists against UTSA (Jan. 26) to collect his fifth double-double of the season … collected his fourth double-double of the season when he scored a game-high 29 points and dished out 10 assists vs. Charlotte (Jan. 7) … Is the first player in program history to have three consecutive games with at least 10 assists Dec. 6-17 … became the first Herd player with two consecutive games with 10 assists since DeAndre Kane (2010-13) … No. 82 in the nation in rebounds per game … No. 67 in the nation in total blocks … scored a game-high 26 points against Old Dominion (Jan. 5), while also dishing out four assists and pulling down two rebounds … scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists and made three steals against West Virginia Wesleyan (Dec. 19) … his 22 points at FIU (Dec. 31) marked his eighth game of scoring at least 20 points during the 2016-17 season, which is a career-high … tied a team-high 19 points, while dishing out a team-high seven assists at Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 3) … his 28 points vs. Ohio (Nov. 30) came from shooting 6-of-14 from the field, 3-of-4 from behind the arc and 13-of-15 from free throws … scored 25 points by going 8-of-20 from the field, 4-of-12 from three-point land and had six assists in 34 minutes of action at Ohio State (Nov. 25) … scored 20 points vs. Jackson State (Nov. 21) and went 5-of-8 from the field in the second half … scored 22 points vs. Western Carolina (Nov. 19). Made 7-14 FGs, 3-7 3pt, collected four rebounds and had six assists in 31 minutes of play … led the team in scoring 15 times and assists 25 times … reached double figure scoring in all 35 contests and scored 20 points 17 times … named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2015-16 (FRESHMAN): 2015-16 Conference USA All-Academic Team … named Tamar Slay Newcomer of the Year by Herd coaches ... became active as D-I transfer from VMI on Dec. 14; joined starting lineup immediately at point guard … Herd went 15-10 with him in the starting lineup after beginning the season 2-6 without him … led Marshall with 5.8 assists, 34.6 minutes per game … No. 2 on the team with 15.2 points and 2.4 threes made per game … team-high free throw percentage of Herd players with 90 makes or more (.803, 98-of-122) … career-high 35 points against Southern Miss (March 5) with the best perfect game of free throws in school history (15-of-15) … double-figure scoring in 19 games with seven 20-point games … 15 games of five or more assists, with three games of 10 or more … two double-doubles (24 points, 10 assists at WKU – Feb. 13; 18 points, 10 assists versus Louisiana Tech – March 3) … career-high seven 3-pointers made at UTSA (Feb. 6) … career-high seven rebounds at Rice (Jan. 16) … No. 2 in Conference USA with 5.8 assists per game (through games of March 12) … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2014-15 (FRESHMAN): Transferred to Marshall from VMI in January 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: One half of the only father-son duo to win Evans Award as the West Virginia’s top prep basketball player - Elmore’s father, Gay Elmore, won the award while playing at South Charleston High School in 1982 ... averaged 31.4 ppg as a senior at George Washington in 2013-14 ... was Class AAA All-State captain in 2014 ... Kanawha Valley Player of the Year in 2014 ... established new GW single-season scoring record of 815 points in 2013-14 ... scored 40 points in a Class AAA State Tournament quarterfinal loss to eventual state champion Huntington in 2014 ... scored 45, with 40 coming in the second half, in a sectional tournament win over Capital in the same season ... signed with VMI prior to his senior year of high school, when he transferred back to West Virginia to play at George Washington High School ... averaged 13 points and six assists per game as a junior (2012-13) at Christ School in Arden, N.C., after leaving South Charleston High school following his sophomore year ... was honorable mention All-State selection as a sophomore (2011-12) at South Charleston ... withdrew early his senior season (2013-14) to go back to Charleston and play ... ranked as the No. 8 player in North Carolina by Phenom Hoops Report.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 20, 1995 ... son of Beth and Gay Elmore (VMI ’86) who was a two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year for the Keydets in 1986 and 1987 and finished his career as the school’s then all-time leading scorer with 2,422 points – a mark that stood for 22 years ... majoring in public communications with a management minor.