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Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018

FRISCO, Texas—Thundering Herd men’s basketball advanced to its third-straight Conference USA Tournament semifinal round Thursday night at the Ford Center at the Star, with a 95-81 defeat of the UTSA Roadrunners. The Herd will face Southern Miss Friday at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST), as ...

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 5, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball competes in the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this week at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. After closing out the regular season with a 76-67 win over then-No. 24 Middle Tennessee, the Herd edged UTSA for the fourth seed and a guaranteed...

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Senior guard Ot Elmore played his final minutes at the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night, as Marshall men’s basketball produced a 103-75 victory over the Charlotte 49ers on senior night. “That was the most fun I’ve had playing basketball in a long time,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. ...

ODU serves Herd season sweep

ODU serves Herd season sweep

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 23, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball couldn’t battle back from Old Dominion’s 21 second-chance points in a nail-biting conference showdown, dropping an 84-79 decision to the Monarchs Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “The physicality got to us,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. “We ha...

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018

Approximately 4,909 miles east of the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia, exists the southeastern European city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina—birthplace and home of Marshall University men’s basketball starting forward, Ajdin Penava. As the 6-foot-9, 220-pound junior approaches...

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 19, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball clinched two road wins this past weekend in Texas against Rice and North Texas. The Herd improved to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in conference play following the sweep of the Texas schools. Junior guard C.J. Burks influenced both Herd victories. In Thursday night’s win agais...

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball returned home to the Cam Henderson Center over the weekend and won both games in a two-game home stand against Conference USA opponents Florida International and Florida Atlantic. Marshall has now played 15 of its 17 home games on the 2017-2018 schedule and will play four...

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball (16-8, 7-4 C-USA) edged the FIU Panthers (11-4, 5-7 C-USA) 76-66 Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “It was an ugly win,” junior guard Jon Elmore said.  “I thought we struggled a bit here and there, but we pieced together a win. I thought we played hard,...

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball outlasted UTEP Saturday evening in the Herd’s first-ever victory in El Paso, Texas, 74-65. Not only did the Herd walk away with the win, but junior guard C.J. Burks reached 1,000 career points during the game. He finished with 16 points, while junior guard Jon Elmore...

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 1, 2018

Following its clash with the UTSA Roadrunners Thursday, the Marshall  University men’s basketball team continues its swing through the Lone Star State when it takes on the UTEP Miners Saturday evening at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The Herd is looking to bounce back from a road loss this past S...

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— More than 7,300 fans filed into E.A. Diddle Arena Saturday night to witness a Conference USA men’s basketball showdown between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. After a physical, foul-laden 40 minutes of play in front of a sold-out crowd, the He...

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Luke Creasy, The Parthenon

January 25, 2018

After defeating Middle Tennessee State and UAB at home last week, the Marshall men’s basketball team has its sight set on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Marshall (14-6, 5-2 C-USA) will take to the road for a Saturday night rematch with the Hilltoppers (14-6, 6-1 C-USA)—but this time in a sold-out Diddle...