Marshall has won 11 consecutive home openers
Burks, Loop lead herd with 12 points apiece
Five Marshall players in double-figures; two double-doubles
Marshall to begin regular season at Tennessee, Thursday
Loop leads Herd with 24 points, Kelly adds double-double
Photos by Rick Haye
Photo gallery of Marshall's exhibition game against Newberry College on Nov. 15, 2015
Men's basketball vs Bluefield State
Photos from Marshall's 87-82 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Cam Henderson Center.
Marshall picked up its third conference win over Rice Thursday, Feb. 5, by a score of 69-55.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Conference USA All-Academic Team … 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.
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.