The Blazers out-scored Marshall, 60-47, in the second half
The Herd looks to break a seven-game losing streak against the Blazers
The Thundering Herd suffered its first loss in conference play
Both the Herd and Blue Raiders are undefeated in C-USA play going into this contest
The Herd is now 4-0 in C-USA and 9-0 at home
Photos from Marshall men's basketball game against Charlotte at the Cam Henderson Center on 1/7/17. By Rick Haye
Photos of Marshall men's basketball against Old Dominion on Jan. 5, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center. Photos by Rick Haye
The Herd fall to Pitt, on December 28, 2016.
Photos from Marshall men's basketball against West Virginia Wesleyan on Dec. 19, 2016
Marshall vs. Toledo
2015-16 (JUNIOR): Marshall’s first repeat member of the Conference USA All-Academic Team … started all 33 games at wing; one of three Herd players to start every game … led the Herd with 2.6 threes made per game; 86 total for the year (No. 6 season in Marshall history) … 216 attempted threes ranks No. 4 all-time for Marshall … 13 games in double-figure scoring, with four 20-point games … career-high eight 3-pointers (8-of-10) and 26 points made against Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 12) … hit game-winning buzzer-beater in overtime to end regular season against Southern Miss (March 5) … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Conference USA All-Academic Team … received Mike D'Antoni "Mr. Marshall" Award from Herd coaches ... No. 2 in C-USA with 84 made 3-pointers … 84 threes in a season ranks No. 6 all-time at Marshall … 214 attempted 3-pointers ranks No. 5 all-time for Herd … season 3-point percentage of .393 (84-of-214) ranks No. 21 in Herd history … free-throw percentage of .887 (63-of-71) ranks No. 4 all-time for a Marshall season … the Herd’s No. 2 scorer this season with 11.3 points per game … posted a career-high 26 points against Charlotte (Jan. 10) … went 6-of-10 from long range in a career performance against Western Kentucky (Feb. 14) … perfect from the free-throw line on 11 different occasions … contributed double-figure scoring in 20 of 32 games played … one of two players to start all 32 games … was awarded a scholarship by coach Dan D’Antoni for the spring 2015 semester ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013-14 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 13 of 33 games ... In his second season at Marshall, the redshirt freshman finished the year averaging 3.2 points per game and 5.8 minutes per game ... recorded a career high in points with 17 on Dec. 17 against Alice Lloyd ... was awarded a scholarship on Jan. 12 following the UTEP game ...posted a 3.5 grade point average, which is a team high … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for having a GPA of at least 3.0.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years for head coach Steven Ater at South Webster High School... Averaged 17.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.8 assists as a senior... Was named first team all-district and first team all-state... Earned academic all-Ohio honors... Was a participant at the SOC All-Conference Game and the district all-star game.
PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1993... Son of DeWayne and Robbin Loop... Has one brother, Wes ... Full name is Austin Lee Loop... Double-major in clinical exercise physiology and biomechanics.