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Florida Atlantic 65, Marshall 57

Feb. 1, 2014

Recap |  Final Stats

Tom Herrion, Marshall coach
Opening statement
“We didn’t defend. We didn’t rebound. End of story. Game over.”

On the changes made by Florida Atlantic to slow down the Herd attack in the first half
“We were playing well against their man and then they went zone. They started in man defense and we carved them up. We got what we wanted. We were stuck on 19-points for about five-minutes with an offensive drought. In that same stretch for us, man or zone, we didn’t get any stops. If they shoot 54-percent and out rebound you by eight or nine then you’re in trouble. I don’t care who you’re playing this time of year. Plain and simple. Offensively, we struggled. Our attack wasn’t as good as I’d like against a zone at times. We didn’t get it into the high post enough. They took it away. We didn’t defend and we didn’t rebound. That lost us the game this afternoon.”

On failing to put together back-to-back wins
“It’s tough. Especially at home with a terrific crowd. I thought FAU played harder than we did. That’s what pains me the most and frustrates me the most. I thought we were very inconsistent and missed some shots. We left some points at the foul line again which hasn’t happened in a while. I didn’t like our effort level today and that disappoints me greatly.”

On the showing of support for Autism Awareness
“I’m thrilled with everyone’s participation and support for the cause. It’s a special day. I’m grateful for everyone here locally and nationally for their ability to help us with this. It speaks volumes when you have a cause and everyone jumps on board. Obviously we would have liked to have a different result to make it a little bit better day for us and me, but that doesn’t change the fact of what we’re trying to do with raising awareness.”



Ryan Taylor, redshirt freshman forward
On the adjustments made by Florida Atlantic to slow down the Marshall offensive attack
“They started to clog the lane and we didn’t make too many outside jump shots. We tried to penetrate, but it was so congested down there we had to kick it out and we didn’t make the outside shots. That’s why coach Herrion brought Austin Loop in, to attempt to open it up a bit for penetration and still make some outside shots.”

On the struggles with consistency
“It’s very frustrating to come off a victory and having that momentum. Then we come in the next game and are down at the half. It kind of drops you a little bit, but we tried to pick it back up. Being up and down like a rollercoaster gets very frustrating.”