Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
Marshall places second-most student-athletes on list among league schools
The 19 3-pointers broke the tournament record
Stevie Browning scored a game-high 22 points
Egor Koulechov buried the winning 3-pointer for the Owls with 6.5 seconds left in the game
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 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 23 games and made a career-high 21 starts … averaged 9.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game … pulled down at least 10 rebounds six different times, including a career-high 11 rebounds three times … two of those three 11-rebound games came in the C-USA Tournament … scored a career-high 207 points, shot 70-of-136 (51.5 percent) FGs and made a career-high seven 3-pointers this season … led the team in rebounding nine times … tied his career-high in rebounds (11) three times during the season … collected his first double-double of the season from 20 points and 10 rebounds against N.C. Central (Nov. 12) … his second double-double of the season came from a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP (Jan. 28) … collected his final double-double of the season from 11 rebounds and 10 points vs. Old Dominion in the C-USA Tournament (March, 9) … named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2015-16 (SOPHOMORE): Named Bob Allen Most Improved Player by Herd coaches ... appeared in 32 of the Herd’s 33 games, averaging 11.3 minutes per game as “sixth man” … close to posting double-doubles in three different games – seven points, 10 rebounds against Florida Atlantic (Jan. 7); nine points, 10 rebounds at WKU (Feb. 13) and 11 points, eight rebounds versus UTEP (March 10) in the C-USA Quarterfinals … career-high 11 points against the Miners in the tournament … career-high 10 rebounds twice … played career-high 33 minutes at WKU (Feb. 13) … shot 48.7 percent (38-of-78) from the field and 33.3 percent from long range (2-of-6) for the year … averaged 3.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
At Georgia Highlands College (2014-15): Reached 2015 NJCAA D-I Final Four, going 30-8 … averaged a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds during the tournament … Region 17 Champions … posted 9.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the year … led the team in rebounds (322) and double-doubles (12) ... graduated with honors.
At Charlotte (2013-14): Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
At Gray Military Prep (2012-13): Averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. Helped team achieve an inaugural season record of 31-3 and rank as one of the top ten Prep schools in the nation.
At Riverside High (2008-12): As a senior, he earned first-team PAC 6 All-Conference honors, NCBCA All-District honors, Durham Herald All Area Team honors, named MVP for the Bull City Classic, and named team MVP for Riverside, averaging 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 blocks per game. As a junior in 2011, he was named Riverside Offensive Player of the Year, earned All-Conference honors, selected as a member of the 2010 GlaxoSmithKline ShavlikRandolph All-tournament team averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds and led Riverside to an upset victory over the defending NCHSAA state champions.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 12, 1994 … son of Fred and the late Patricia Thompson … has one brother, Frederick Thompson II … major is biology with a chemistry minor … wants to go to medical school after undergrad and become a doctor.