The Word on the Herd-Dec. 30, 2012
Marshall at Kentucky
4 p.m. game on Saturday will be shown on ESPN2
Marshall (7-5) 64 - Savannah State (5-7) 48
Cincinnati (10-0) 72 - Marshall (6-5) 56
Marshall vs. Savannah State - 12/19/12
The Thundering Herd improved to 5-3 on the season with a narrow 61-58 victory over UNCW on Saturday night.
The Thundering Herd squared-off against the Morehead State Eagles in the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday night.
The Thundering Herd got off to a 1-0 start for the season by defeating Longwood 81-47 at the Cam Henderson Center on Friday night
The Marshall men's basketball team downed Bluefield College 94-67 in a Thursday night preseason exhibition at the Cam Henderson Center.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 23 of 32 games while making two starts... Averaged 3.1 points and played in 15.1 minutes per game... Scored a career-high 13 points at Villanova (11/11) where he was 5-of-11 from the field and 3-of-8 from three-point range... Had one other game scoring in double figures, a 12-point performance at Hofstra (11/18) going 4-of-9 from the field, all from three point range... All but nine made field goals came from three-point range... Played in more minutes this season through three games (77) than all 18 games of last season combined (73).
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Played in 18 games and averaged 4.1 minutes per contest... Averaged 1.3 points... Had his best game of the season against East Carolina (2/11) with a nine points on 3-of-6 shooting, all from three-point range, three assists and 22 minutes, all of which were season-highs... Finished the season 5-for-15 from three-point range and made five of his last 12 attempts.
High School: Ranked by HoopScoop as one of the top 110 seniors in the country...The Washington D.C. native helped St. Patrick to a 26-1 mark in 2010-11 and a No. 3 ranking in the ESPN Rise Fab 50... Was ranked No. 1 for 14 consecutive weeks...The only loss for the Celtics came to St. Anthony, who finished a perfect 33-0 and tops in the nation...Averaged 13.5 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest... Finished third in a national three-point competition... McDonalds All-American Nominee... Played just one season at St. Patrick after transferring from St. John's College High School... Was first team all-conference as a junior in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference... Played basketball with Mike Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky), Derrick Gordon (Western Kentucky) and Jarrell Lane (UMBC)
Personal: Born March 4, 1993... Son of Janice Jackson... Father, Bill Martin played basketball for Georgetown and led the Hoyas to three NCAA title game appearances, capturing the 1984 crown. Bill was a second round draft pick in the NBA and played three years.