Not very much about the 2014-15 edition of Marshall men's basketball will resemble times from last season, but there are a few percentages that could bear significance even through a coaching and culture change.
Two-thirds of the way through the regular season, most of the chatter surrounding No. 23 and unbeaten Marshall centers on the ground game rooted in Devon Johnson's bullish rushing and whether the Herd can land the Group of Five berth in a College Football Playoff access bowl.
Let's say you're a girls' basketball player, age 9 or 10, in the fourth or fifth grade, and all of a sudden four very large, age twentysomething young men - say, averaging 6 feet 5 and 270 pounds - walk into the gym for your game.
Because it was his first career interception for Marshall - and he turned it into his first career touchdown - Corey Tindal's fourth-quarter pick of FIU quarterback Alex McGough last Saturday night in Miami was momentous.