Marshall is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1987
The crowd of 7,620 was the Herd's largest of the season
The Herd will complete its two-week road trip when it takes on the Hilltoppers
Austin Loop is the first Marshall player to earn CoSIDA academic honors since J.R. VanHoose
Senior forward Ryan Taylor will play in his 100th game for the Thundering Herd
Named to the Mid-American Conference's All-Freshman team ... voted Honorable-Mention All-MAC ... first freshman in school history to lead the team in both points and rebounds ... recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in his first collegiate game against Bluefield State ... recorded 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals against Morehead State ... in his first collegiate start he collected 12 points and eight boards in win over UMass ... scored 16 at Western Michigan ... equalled a then career-high 17 points and nine rebounds against UNC Asheville ... had first career double-double against Central Michigan (26 points and 13 rebounds) ... had 15 points and eight rebounds against Kent ... had 24 points and 12 boards in 44 minutes against WVU ... had 15 points and 12 rebounds at Ohio ... recorded 24 points and 14 rebounds in win over Ball State ... had 11 points and 10 rebounds at Northern Illinois ... pumped in 26 points against Toledo ... had a career-high in points points (34) and rebounds (17) at Buffalo ... recorded 14 points and 11 boards versus Bowling Green ... scored 30 points and equaled a career-high with 17 rebounds in the quarterfinal loss to Kent.
Prior to Marshall
Voted "Mr. Basketball" for the state of Kentucky as a senior ... averaged 25.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game as a senior ... led Paintsville High School to a 30-7 record ... scored 3,095 points and grabbed 2,069 rebounds in his high school career ... is the only player in Kentucky history to record over 3,000 points and 2,000 rebounds ... named to the Parade All-America team following his senior season ...three times named to the all-state team ... Most Valuable Player of the Kentucky "Sweet 16" Tournament ... was a preseason third-team All-American selection by Street & Smith magazine ... Prep Stars Recruiting Handbook listed VanHoose as the No. 17 prospect in the country ... led Paintsville to a state championship as a sophomore ... Paintsville was a semi-finalist in 1997 and the runner-up in 1998 ... listed among the Top 100 freshmen in the NCAA by Athlon Sports Magazine ... coached by Bill Mike Runyon.
Son of Bob and Beth VanHoose ... born on July 4, 1979 ... major is undecided.
Points: 34 Buffalo (2-17-99)
Rebounds: 17 Buffalo (2-17-99) Kent (2-27-99)
Assists: 4 Bluefield State (11-14-98)
Steals: 4 Bluefield State (11-14-98)
Blocks: 1 vs. twelve opponents
Minutes: 44 West Virginia (1-27-99)