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Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Staff Reports

November 7, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Much like the old coach’s adage says, defense wins championships. Had last Sunday’s exhibition game against the University of Charleston been a championship game, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team very well could have lost, thanks to their first half defense. The Herd would ultimatel...

Men’s basketball looks ahead to new season

Men’s basketball looks ahead to new season

Troy Alexander, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

After finishing third place in C-USA and falling two wins short of a NCAA tournament bid last season, the Thundering Herd men's basketball team will break into the big tournament behind third year head coach Dan D’Antoni. D’Antoni wasn’t willing to guarantee wins and losses, but did guaran...

Column: Basketball season can’t come soon enough

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

When the final whistle blew in Hattiesburg this past Saturday, one thing was clear: Marshall’s football season is over. Okay, it’s not officially over. The Herd still have four more games left on the slate. But, at 2-6 overall, if the Thundering Herd lose one more game, they won’t have any...

Men’s, women’s basketball set for Conference USA Media Days

Staff Reports

October 24, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

With the 2016-2017 basketball season on the horizon, the Marshall men’s and women’s programs will take center stage Tuesday afternoon for the annual Conference USA Media Days. The Tuesday slate looks to be jam-packed, with men’s head coach Dan D’Antoni kicking off the Marshall press conferences...

Taylor knocks down final shot, men’s basketball team advances

Taylor knocks down final shot, men’s basketball team advances

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Ryan Taylor preserved and secured a Marshall victory in the Conference USA men’s basketball tournament Thursday. The junior forward acted as the team’s defensive savior with a block of University of Texas at El Paso’s guard Omega Harris on a shot where Taylor’s massive mitt was the only possi...

Marshall men’s basketball begins conference tourney action

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team starts its conference tournament Thursday as it takes on the University of Texas at El Paso. The third-seeded Herd secured a first-round bye due to its conference record. The Miners defeated Florida International University Wednesday to advance to the...

Column: Marshall men’s basketball: C-USA Tournament and a potential Capital Classic rematch

John Fauss, Contributor

March 8, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Conference USA tournament is upon the Herd after a regular season filled with excitement, frustration, heart-breaking and heart-stopping finishes. Now, the time of the postseason is here, and Marshall is in a prime position to make some noise in the C-USA tournament. The Herd has had its sha...

Marshall men’s basketball faces Southern Mississippi in regular-season finale

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team will play the University of Southern Mississippi 7 p.m. Saturday in its regular season finale. With a victory the Herd (15-15, 11-6) would lock up the fourth seed in the Conference USA Tournament and achieve a bye in the tournament’s opening round, wh...

Herd men’s basketball falls to Blue Raiders, 83-74

February 29, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball lost to Middle Tennessee State 83-74 Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With the loss, Marshall drops to 11-5 in conference play and 15-14 overall. The Herd is currently in a three-way tie for second in the conference standings with Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Te...

Men’s basketball falls to UAB, now three games back in conference standings

February 25, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball lost to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Thursday, 95-91, giving the Blazers a three game lead in Conference USA with three games left to play in the regular season. Marshall drops to an 11-4 record in conference play, while UAB boosts its record to 13-2. Howev...

D’Antoni implementing winning culture, playing style in men’s basketball program

D’Antoni implementing winning culture, playing style in men’s basketball program

Danielle Wright, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball head coach Dan D’Antoni has uplifted the program to new heights since returning to his alma mater in April of 2014. In his second season at the helm, D’Antoni has coached the team to a 15-12 overall record and an 11-3 conference mark, which has the team i...

Marshall men’s basketball defeats Old Dominion in front of record crowd

Marshall men’s basketball defeats Old Dominion in front of record crowd

Brad Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team defeated Old Dominion University Saturday, 82-65, in front of a record crowd at the Cam Henderson Center. The official attendance for Saturday’s contest totaled 8,520, the largest audience for a Marshall basketball in more than five years. “We’re...