Men's basketball's post-season run earns a top-three spot
Herd received special watches for its NIT berth at award banquet
Marshall finishes the season 21-14
Kane, Tinnon named to all-tournament team
Herd to face Southern Miss Friday at 4 p.m. ET
DeAndre Kane led the Thundering Herd with 16 points.
The Thundering Herd celebrated a successful senior day with a 79-75 win over Southern Miss to conclude the regular season.
Marshall defeated C-USA foe Houston 66-58 in the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday night to improve to 17-10 (8-5) for the season.
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.
UAB upsets Marshall in the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday night.
2011-12 (SENIOR): Played all 35 games while starting 24... Averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game... Finished third on the team in assists with 1.9 per game... Led team in free throw percentage at 77.7 percent (87-112)... Became Marshall's all-time leader in games played with 134... Went over 1,000 points in his career, the 48th Marshall player to do so... Ranked 8th in C-USA by shooting 77.7 percent (87-112) from the free throw line... Scored a career-best 25 points in Marshall's triple overtime win over Tulsa (3/8) including 14-of-18 from the free throw line... Recorded three three-pointers twice and did so to score 21 points at Memphis (1/28)... Scored double-figures in seven of his final eight games played... Tied a career-high with eight rebounds at UNCW (11/22).
2010-11 (JUNIOR): Played in 33 games while starting 16 as a junior, including the opening 11 games of the campaign... Reached double digits in first four games of the season, including 18 against Jackson State where he hit 7-of-10 free throws... Chipped in 19 points, a season high, vs. VMI, connected on six shots and five free throws... Led the team with 15 points in road game at UCF... Helped Herd to home win over Memphis with 10 points... Scored 14 in road win at East Carolina... Hit all eight free throw attempts against Rice... Hit four buckets and all four free throws en route to 12 points in C-USA Tournament game against UTEP.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Concluded the year second on team in assists (98) and steals (35)...Was fourth on the squad in scoring (9.6 ppg)...shot 46.6% (109-of-234) from the field and 32.1% (25-of-78) from three-point range... Opened the season by tying a career high with 22 points against North Carolina A&T Nov. 15, also reset career high for most made field goals in a game with eight... Played a team high 31 minutes against Old Dominion Nov. 21... Scored what proved to be the gamewinner with a layup with 16 seconds remaining in rematch at Troy Dec. 28... Posted a season-high seven rebounds against Lamar Nov. 25.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Started 27-of-32 appearances... Led squad in steals with 31... Third amongst on the team in assists (67) and fourth in rebounding (3.1 rpg)... Averaged 9.6 points per game... Scored a team-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting (4-5 3FG) in 16 minutes... In three Glenn Wilkes Classic games (11/21-23), averaged a team best 14.3 ppg and added 5.0 rpg, 1.0 apg and 1.0 spg... Scored 7 of his 10 pts in second half and added two critical steals with under three minutes left of MU's dramatic win vs Old Dominion (11/29)... An ankle injury in practice before game vs Tennessee State (12/28) resulted in a season low six minutes... Netted back-to-back three-pointers in waning moments of loss at San Diego (1/2) that pulled MU to within seven pts after trailing by 31; scored 11 points off bench... Charted MU's first field goal of game at Memphis (1/7); a highlight-reel, one-handed putback dunk off a Chris Lutz three-point miss; scored six points with four rebounds as a starter after two-game stretch coming off the bench... Registered a season-high 22 pts and four steals vs. Tulane (2/7).
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Florida Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior and senior at Robert E. Lee HS in Jacksonville... Averaged 24.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 3.5 steals per game in final season... Scored a school-record 2,205 points as a prep... Class 5A First Team All-State selection on three occasions... Became first player in Robert E. Lee history to earn a Division I scholarship... Second runner-up for Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida... Led team to a 21-5 record and Gateway Conference title as a senior... Shot 46 percent from the 3-point line as a senior... Coached by Stephen Jenkins.... Led his Jacksonville Lee Bulls AAU team to a Florida state title and top-16 national ranking in 2007... Attended Reebok's ABCD and RBKU camp...ranked the No. 32 point guard in the nation by Scout.com... Chose Marshall over Minnesota, VCU, Tulane, UCF and Jacksonville... Graduated with a 3.71 GPA and was named to the Who's Who Among America's Scholars list.
PERSONAL: Born on April 11, 1990... Son of Derrell Johnson and Pamela Hasty, step-son of Rosalyn Johnson... Has a double major of sports management and marketing... Grandmother is Carolyn Johnson... Father is a high school girls basketball coach and played football at Nicholls State and mother played basketball at Millersville (Pa.) University... Has three brothers - Christopher Hasty, Derrell Johnson II and the late Dante Anderson - and a sister, Janasia Johnson... Cousin of Cameron Wells, the 2008 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year at The Citadel... Late grandfather, Ivery Black, was football coach at Texas Southern and served as a pro sports agent with a client list that includes NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.
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