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Herd Men’s Basketball to Face Southern

Nov. 12, 2017

GAME 2 | SOUTHERN (0-1) at MARSHALL (1-0)
Monday, Nov. 13 | 7 p.m.
Huntington, W.Va. | Cam Henderson Center
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Head coach Dan D’Antoni will look for his 50th career win at the helm of the Marshall men’s basketball team, as it takes on the Southern Jaguars on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Cam Henderson Center.

Mark Martin and Bob Bolen will be on the call for HerdVision, while Steve Cotton and Charlie Hagley will call the game via radio.

Junior guard Jon Elmore scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Thundering Herd’s comeback victory over the Skyhawks. The Herd overcame a 15-point deficit at halftime. It was the second straight game Marshall scored 100 points at the Cam. Elmore and juniors C.J. Burks and Ajdin Penava combined for 81 points.



Elmore surpassed Dan D’Antoni, Austin Loop, Jule Rivland and Gene James on the Marshall all-time career scoring list. Elmore currently sits at No. 40 on the list with 1,110 points. With his 38 points, Jon Elmore has now gone 36 consecutive games with double digits scoring.

This season, the Jaguars are led by interim head Coach Morris Scott at the helm. This will be the first time in six seasons the Jaguars will be led by someone other than former head coach, and now Athletic Director Roman Banks.

In the Banks era, the Jaguars recorded five winning seasons, 2 NCAA Tournament berth, breaking a seven-year drought, a regular season title in 2014, and two Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament title in 2013 and 2016.

Scott was named interim head coach in April of 2017. Scott arrived to Southern in 2011, as an assistant and was later promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2016.

The Jaguars return nine players, led by senior Jared Sam. Sam was named to the 2016 second-team All-SWAC team and to the 2017 Preseason first-team All-SWAC team, Senior guard Chris Tomas was named to the Preseason second-team All-SWAC team.

Sam led the Jags with 21 points and 11 rebounds in its season debut at Illinois on Nov. 10. Sam was the only member of Southern’s team to reach double-digit points.

Marshall will meet Southern for the first time in program history.

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