The Word on the Herd
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
Photos from Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee State University in the Conference USA Tournament Championship on 3/11/17.
USATSI Gallery - Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall - C-USA Tournament
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.
2016-17 (SENIOR): A member of the 2017 Conference USA All-Tournament Team … Conference USA Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 26 … second on the team in scoring (16.1 ppg), made field goals (204), assists (112) and steals (38) … third on the team in 3-pointers (70) and made free throws (68) … led the team in scoring nine times and assists seven times during the season … averaged 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists during the C-USA Tournament … his 19.5 points came from 28-of-68 (41.2 percent) shooting, 11-of-31 (35.5 percent) 3-pointers and 11-of-14 made free throws and were ninth in the league … made 34 starts and appearances … scored a career-high 32 points vs. Morehead State (Nov. 16) … led the Herd in points (31) at Akron (Dec. 17) … made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 28 points at No. 24 Cincinnati (Dec. 22) … dished out eight assists against Western Carolina (Nov. 19) … scored at least 20 points from Dec. 6-28, a career first … led the team in scoring with 27 points from 11-of-16 (68.8 percent) shooting vs. Toledo (Dec. 10) reached double figure scoring in 39 of the last 52 games … pulled down a season-high eight rebounds vs. Jackson State (Nov. 21) … collected a team-high 24 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Old Dominion (March 9).
2015-16 (JUNIOR): Started all but one game (March 5 vs. Southern Miss) … started at point guard for first eight games until Elmore became active, then moved to shooting guard … reached double-figure scoring in 22 games, with two 20-point games … fourth on the team with 12.8 points per game … shot 45.7 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from 3-point range and 74.2 percent from the free throw line … averaged 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game … career-highs of 23 points at UAB (Feb. 25), 12 rebounds versus Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 12), nine assists at UTSA (Feb. 6), 42 minutes played and three blocks at WKU (Feb. 13) … two dunks featured on SportsCenter Top 10 (Dec. 17, Feb. 6).
2014-15 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Redshirted the season as a D-II NCAA transfer ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AT FAIRMONT STATE (2012-2014): As a sophomore: Second Team All-MEC ... MEC All-Tournament Team ... MEC Player of the Week (Jan. 13) ... Played in all 30 games for the Falcons, making 29 starts ... led the team in scoring (16.8) ... had nine 20-point performances and one game with over 30 points ... led the team in scoring 12 times during the season ... reached double-figure scoring 26 times and had two double-doubles ... also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game ... had a team-high 52 steals and blocked 20 shots ... shot 44 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the arc ... averaged 34.6 minutes per game ... recorded his first career double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-74 victory over Wheeling Jesuit (Jan. 9) ... had a career day with 31 points and 13 rebounds (both career highs) in a victory at Notre Dame College (Feb. 25) ... scored 35 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a pair of MEC Tournament games to earn All-Tournament Team honors.
As a freshman: Played in all 32 games and made 27 starts for the Falcons ... averaged 19.3 minutes and 6.9 points per game ... second on the team in three-pointers with 24 ... scored in double figures in five games ... solid rebounder from the guard spot pulling down 3.1 per contest ... netted 20 points in his debut against Ohio Eastern (Nov. 12) ... contributed five points vs. Shepherd (Nov. 20) in first career start ... six points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in regular season finale against Ohio Valley (Feb. 23) ... eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, to help FSU get past Alderson-Broaddus (March 1) in the WVIAC Tournament semifinals ... contributed six points and five rebounds against West Liberty in the conference tournament finals (March 2) ... nine points and season-best eight rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Livingstone (March 16) ... scored 11 points against West Liberty (March 17) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-state player for coach Mark Hatcher at Logan ... state player of the year runner-up as a senior after averaging 26 points and nine rebounds per game for the Wildcats ... state's leading scorer ... helped the team to a state championship and three tournament appearances in his career ... MVP of North-South game ... averaged 12 points and four rebounds as a junior.