Men’s Basketball Drops Season Opener Against Queens


Via HerdZone

Chayce Matheny, Sports Editor

Herd men’s basketball dropped their season opener to Queens University of Charlotte by a score of 83-82 on Monday, Nov. 7.

This is Queens’ first season competing in Division I, and they had a 30-4 record last season in Division II.

The contest was back-and-forth, and Queens outscored Marshall in the first half 41 to 36; meanwhile, Marshall outscored Queens in the second half 46 to 42.

Ultimately, the game came down to an eight-foot jumper from guard Kenny Dye with ten seconds remaining to put Queens up by one, which sealed the game. Dye finished with 24 points.

Queens out rebounded Marshall 47 to 36.

“You have to give them [Queens] credit. They came ready to win that ballgame,” Dan D’Antoni, Herd men’s basketball coach, said.

Senior Taevion Kinsey finished with a double-double: 23 points and ten rebounds. At the same time, junior Andrew Taylor finished with 20 points.

Next, Marshall will host Tennessee Tech Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.