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News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Herd women’s basketball defeats Golden Eagles in OT in first round of C-USA Tournament

Herd women’s basketball defeats Golden Eagles in OT in first round of C-USA Tournament

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Marshall University women’s basketball team won its first Conference USA Tournament game since 2016 Wednesday afternoon at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas after defeating the University of Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime. Marshall (13-17, 8-11 C-USA) was led by junior...

Thundering Herd women’s hoops on the road for final two games

Marshall women's basketball player, #20 Taylor Pearson

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Trying to get out of a three-way tie for eighth place in the conference, the Marshall University Thundering Herd women’s basketball team will travel to the Sunshine State for a two-game road swing that begins Thursday night at Florida International University and concludes Saturday afternoon at Florida...

Thundering Herd’s Comeback Falls Short, 77-69, to North Texas at home

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

March 1, 2020

After going on a 19-0 run for most of the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to three at 72-69 with 3:03 remaining in the game, the Marshall University women’s basketball team was held without another point and was defeated by the University of North Texas 77-69 on Saturday afternoon in the Cam Henderson...

Herd women’s basketball prepares for North Texas at home

Junior forward Taylor Pearson attempted a layup during game day warmups.

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

In its final home game of the season, the Marshall University women’s basketball team will face off against the University of North Texas on Saturday, Feb. 29 with a chance to improve to 7-9 in conference.  As it stands right now, Marshall is on the bottom end of a three-way tie for eighth place in...

Herd women’s basketball falls short to ODU at home

Stormy Randazzo, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Marshall University’s women’s basketball comeback fell short 64-54 to the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday in the Cam Henderson Center. “You have to begin by crediting Old Dominion,” Head Coach Tony Kemper said. “That’s one of the better teams in our league. I thought they were here ready...

Marshall women’s hoops travels to WKU, face ODU at home

Freshman guard Savannah Wheeler attempted to pass the ball through the WKU Hilltoppers defense.

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The Marshall University Thundering Herd women’s basketball team will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky to take on the Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers at 7 p.m. Thursday, and then will return home to play host to the Old Dominion Monarchs at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Herd is entering the week...

Great Shooting for Marshall Women’s Hoops Propelled It to a 76-66 Win Over UTEP

Freshman guard Savannah Wheeler dribbled the ball up the court against Florida Atlantic.

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

February 16, 2020

Now winners of four of its last five games, the Marshall University women’s basketball team defeated UTEP 76-66 Saturday afternoon in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd improved to 11-13 overall (6-7 Conference USA), while the Miners fell to 13-11 overall (6-7 C-USA). “How about...

Perfect Night at the Line Gives Herd Women’s Basketball 66-53 win over the Roadrunners

Junior Taylor Pearson put up a basket at the Cam Henderson Center.

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Propelled by a perfect shooting percentage from the free throw line, Marshall University’s women’s basketball defeated UTSA 66-53 Thursday night in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd improved to 10-13 overall (5-7 Conference USA), while the Roadrunners fell to 6-17 overall (2-10 C-USA). “It...

Marshall women’s hoops begins two-game homestand Thursday

Sophomore Lorelei Roper dribbled the ball down the court against WKU.

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Marshall University Thundering Herd women’s basketball team comes home to play host to the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at 6p.m. Thursday and the University of Texas-El Paso Miners at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Herd is entering the week with a 9-13 record (4-7 Conference USA) after...

Co-Athletes of the Week: Andrew Taylor, men’s basketball; Savannah Wheeler, women’s basketball

Staff Report

February 4, 2020

ABOUT ANDREW TAYLOR: Position: Guard Class: Redshirt Freshman Height: 6’3 Hometown: Corbin, KY RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK: 14 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds @ FIU (84-74, W) 25 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, 4 three-pointers @ Florida Atlantic (91-73, L) Taylor’s performance w...

Marshall women’s hoops begins two-game road swing

Sophomore guard Kia Sivils and junior forward Taylor Pearson pushed the ball up the court against WKU.

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

February 4, 2020

The Marshall University Thundering Herd women’s basketball team will travel south for a two-game road swing that begins Thursday night at Southern Miss and concludes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Tech. The Herd is entering the week with an 8-12 record (3-6 C-USA) after a 85-75 win over Florida...