Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
The two teams will compete for the Elli Johnson Trophy
Middle Tennessee defeated Marshall to win the C-USA Championship
Jon Elmore hit the game-winning free throw with 2.5 seconds left
The 19 3-pointers broke the tournament record
Men's Basketball against North Texas on March 4, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center. Senior night. Photos by Rick Haye.
Marshall basketball against Rice on March 2, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center. Photos by Rick Haye.
Photos of Marshall men's basketball against UTEP on Jan. 28, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center. Photos by Rick Haye.
Marshall men's basketball photos against UTSA on Jan. 26, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center. Photos by Rick Haye.
Photos from Marshall men's basketball vs. WKU at the Cam Henderson Center on Jan. 21, 2017
2016-17 (SENIOR): Named to the All-Conference USA third team … a member of the Conference USA All-Defensive team … the school and league’s first ever Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 9 … the C-USA Player of the Week for Jan. 9 … Preseason All-Conference USA selection … finished his career having made the second-most appearances (128) and in the top-25 of several categories in program history, including seventh in points (1,778), third in rebounds (985), ninth in field goals (616), seventh in blocked shots (122), 14th in assists (292) 19th in field goal percentage (48.8 percent) and 17th in steals (111) … fifth in C-USA in rebounding and 11th in points … his 40 career double-doubles are No. 3 in league history … the lone player in school history to score 1,700 points, grab 900 rebounds and distribute 250 assists … made 32 appearances and starts … averaged 14.4 points, 8.4 points (led the team), 2.3 assists … his points came from 160-of-315 (50.8 percent) shooting, 19-of-68 (27.9 percent) 3-pointers and 122-of-190 (64.2 percent) free throws … his 53 blocks are sixth in school history for an individual season … collected 13 double-doubles during the season … led the team in rebounding in 18 games and blocks 22 games … scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 13 rebounds at Florida Atlantic (Jan. 2) … had a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds vs. North Texas (March 4) … pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds and scored 15 points against Charlotte (Jan. 7) … his first double-double of the season came from 13 points and 10 rebounds against Morehead State (Nov. 16) … pulled down 11 rebounds and scored 17 points for his second double-double of the season … scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Pittsburgh (Dec. 28) … had three consecutive double-doubles from Jan. 2-7 (31 points and 13 rebounds at FAU, 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Old Dominion on Jan. 5 and 24 points and 14 rebounds vs. Charlotte on Jan. 7) … scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds at UAB (Jan. 14) … grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 11 points at Southern Miss (Feb. 2) … scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 18) … had three consecutive double-doubles from Feb. 25-March 4 (15 points and 13 rebounds at Charlotte, 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Rice on March 2 and 29 points and 10 rebounds vs. North Texas on March 4) … his 40th and final double-double of the season came from 19 points and 11 rebounds against Louisiana Tech (March10) … collected five assists during three different games … made five blocks against Old Dominion (March 9 and Jan. 5).
2015-16 (JUNIOR): 2015-16 Preseason All-Conference USA Selection … received Mike D'Antoni "Mr. Marshall" Award from Herd coaches ... became Marshall’s 50th 1,000-point scorer (Dec. 17, against West Virginia) … passed coach Dan D’Antoni (1,109) and Mike D’Antoni (1,227) on the Herd’s all-time scoring chart … became the sixth player in program history to record at least 1,300 points and 700 rebounds in his career, alongside Charlie Slack, Hal Greer, George Stone, Russell Lee and J.R. VanHoose … one of three Herd players to start all 33 games … posted six double-doubles, second-most on team … third on team with 14.2 points per game … averaged 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game … team-high field goal percentage (55.4, 168-of-303) … shot 32.8 percent from long range and 64.7 percent from the free throw line … named to Global Sports Classic All-Tournament team … career-high 27 points against N.C. Central (Dec. 14), 11 free throws made against WVU (Dec. 17), eight assists versus FIU (Jan. 9) … 24 games in double-figure scoring with six 20-point games … six games with 10 or more rebounds … six games with five or more assists.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): All-Conference USA Third Team ... named Hal Greer Most Outstanding Player by Herd coaches ... as Marshall's "point forward," he led the league with 14 double-doubles (all on points/rebounds), including a streak of seven from Jan. 22 through Feb. 14 ... seven-game streak is the longest for Marshall since J.R. VanHoose closed out 2000-01 with 10 ... Herd's leading scorer (14.1/game) and rebounder (8.6/game) ... tied career-high 25 points against WVU Tech (Nov. 18) ... recorded career-highs of 18 rebounds and eight assists against No. 7 Louisville (Nov. 21) ... reached double-figure scoring in 28 of 32 games ... grabbed five or more rebounds in 28 of 32 games, and 10 or more in 14 games ... posted four 20-point performances ... one of two players to start all 32 games.
2013-14 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 31 of 33 games ... Made 29 starts on the year ... In his first season at Marshall, the freshman phenom averaged 12.8 points and led the team with 7.2 rebounds ... He had one of his best performances of his career vs. Alice Lloyd (Dec. 17) racking up 25 points and eight rebounds, all the while shooting 10-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line ... Scored in double digits in 20 games (20 or more twice) and recorded seven double-doubles ... Received C-USA Freshman of the Week honors twice (Jan. 6 and 27) ... Was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the season as a prop.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Marshall player A.W. Hamilton at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. for the 2011-12 season... Helped Hargrave to a 38-1 record and a No. 2 national ranking while averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds... Only loss was in the prep school national championship to Brewster Academy in which Taylor scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds before leaving the game with an injury... Recorded a triple double (25 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists) on Feb. 1, 2012 in a 115-83 win over St. John's North West Military Academy... Played for his uncle, Paul Handley as a senior at Louisville's Western High School... Ranked the 32nd best small forward and 132nd overall by Rivals in 2011... Recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds in the 2010-11 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game... Played three seasons at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis... Averaged 27.6 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 4.1 assists and 3.3 steals and shot 54.9 percent from the field as a junior... Was named first-team all-state as a junior.