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Burks, defense clinch overtime win for Marshall Men’s Basketball

Burks, defense clinch overtime win for Marshall Men’s Basketball

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 21, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball (14-6, 5-2 CUSA) won Saturday night over UAB (13-7, 4-3 CUSA) in overtime in front of a packed Cam Henderson Center by a score of 86-78. With the victory, Marshall knocked off the top two teams in the Conference USA men’s basketball preseason poll in the same week. ...

Herd defense stifles reigning champs

Herd defense stifles reigning champs

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 19, 2018

Marshall men’s basketball (13-6, 4-2 C-USA) won decisively against Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee (13-5, 5-1 C-USA) Thursday evening at the Henderson Center. The Herd improves to 11-1 at home this season after its 73-63 win over the reigning two-time conference champion. “We were fired ...

Conference announces new site for 2018, 2019 basketball championships

Conference announces new site for 2018, 2019 basketball championships

Jacob Griffith, Reporter

May 16, 2017

The 2018 and 2019 Conference USA Basketball Championships will be held at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, commissioner Judy MacLeod announced in a press conference Tuesday. Ford Center at The Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys’ world headquarters. “It’s really an exciting ...

Marshall men’s basketball wins thriller over North Texas

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter

March 5, 2017

The Marshall University men’s basketball team won a thriller Saturday on senior night over North Texas by a final score of 106-104. The game featured nine lead changes, including the final scoring change with senior Ryan Taylor’s layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give Marshall the lead. The Herd was...

Herd men’s basketball uses strong second half to take down UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 17, 2017

The Marshall University men’s basketball team used a dominating second half to defeat the UAB Blazers Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center by a final score of 74-59. With the win, Marshall moves to 15-11 overall and 8-5 in Conference USA play. The Blazers fall to 15-12 and 8-6 in Conference USA...

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 13, 2017

After suffering losses Thursday night to Middle Tennessee, both the Marshall University men’s and women’s basketball teams look to rebound on Saturday vs UAB. With Conference USA scheduling, both the men’s and women’s teams play the same school on the same day during conference play, with one...

Men’s basketball win season opener

Joseph Ashley, Reporter

November 13, 2016

The Marshall University Thundering Herd men’s basketball team beat the North Carolina Central University Eagles in the season opening game Saturday. The final score was 81-69. “First half we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well,” head coach Dan D’Antoni said. “But I think as we go through...

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

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

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

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

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

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...