Men's basketball to begin postseason play vs. Florida Atlantic
2013-14 regular season to end at home for men's basketball
Men's basketball wins big with 64-point victory
Marshall 74, Western Kentucky 64
The Word on the Herd-Nov. 17, 2013
Marshall fell to Southern Miss, 60-57
Marshall men's basketball
Marshall's men's basketball team opens the 2012 season with Herd Madness.
The Marshall University Thundering Herd defeated ECU in front of a crowd of over 6000 fans and notable alumni in the Cam Henderson Center on Saturday night.
Northwestern State at Marshall (11/19/11)
2013-14 (SENIOR):Played in 22 of 33 games ... Made 1 start on the year on senior night ... In his final season at Marshall, the senior center finished the year averaging 0.6 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game ... On Dec. 17 versus Alice Lloyd he recorded a career high in rebounds with 14 ... Statistically, led the team with the highest field goal percentage at 77.8 percent.
2012-13 (JUNIOR):Appeared in 13 of 32 games... Missed eight-straight games after sustaining a head injury in practice on Nov. 20... Averaged 0.3 points and 0.9 rebounds... Scored in two games; two points against UDC (11/16) and two points against Southern Miss (3/5)... Was 0-for-4 from the field and 4-for-7 from the free throw line... Had a season-high three blocks against UCF (2/2)... Brought down a season-high five rebounds against UDC (11/16)... Made the first start of his career at Southern Miss (1/23)... Played a season-high 14 minutes against Southern Miss (3/5).
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 33 of 35 games... Averaged 0.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game... Was 2-for-14 from the field... Scored first ever field goal at ECU (2/29) and finished with a career-high four points to go with five rebounds... Recorded a career-high nine rebounds and a career-high three assists against Northwestern State (11/19)... Ranked second on the team with 25 blocked shots and recorded multiple blocks seven times... Had a career-high four blocked shots at Belmont (12/29).
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the season in compliance with NCAA transfer regulations
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 13.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif. under head coach Babacar Sy ... Helped squad to an overall record of 17-13 ... Squad was nationally ranked in the preseason polls ... Rated the 125th-best prospect in the nation by HoopScoopOnline.com among 2009 graduates ... Participated in the 2008 Adidas Nations Experience and the National Prep Showcase ... Named to honorable mention squad of the class of 2009 by NBN Basketball Magazine ... Ranked as the 30th-best center in the class of 2009 by ESPN.com.
MARQUETTE: Appeared in 10 games for the Golden Eagles during the 2009-10 season... Played his first collegiate game vs. Grambling State (11/21) and recorded his first collegiate block ... Saw 12 minutes of action vs. South Dakota (11/24) ... Had one of MU's two blocks and played a career-high 15 minutes vs. Presbyterian (12/27) ... Missed a majority of season with knee and wrist injury since ... Jan. 17 marked final appearance of campaign ... Concluded the year averaging 0.1 points and 0.7 rebounds per game ... Earned first letter.
PERSONAL: Born April 12, 1990 in Dakar, Senegal ... Full name is Youssoupha Mbao... Son of Mamadou Mbao and Awa Seck ... One of eight children ... Has five brothers (Pape, Ablaye, Cheichk, Mamadou and Mohammed) and two sisters (Fama, Anjia) ... Undecided on a major.