Marshall to Travel Across I-64 to Face Morehead State|
Nov. 16, 2013
The Last Meeting
November 28, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – With two early wins having helped acclimate the nine Thundering herd newcomers, the Marshall men’s basketball team will hit the road for the first time this season. The Herd will travel just over 70 miles to face Morehead State, Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Just days after his first collegiate appearance, freshman guard Kareem Canty (Harlem, N.Y.) made his presence felt even more as he recorded his first career double-double on 18 points and 11 assists while commanding the Marshall offense from the point.
An even offensive balance from seven Marshall players who scored in double figures helped Marshall cruise to a victory. The six aside from Canty were freshman Austin Loop (South Webster, Ohio), senior Elijah Pittman (Covington, Ky.), freshman Ryan Taylor (Indianapolis, Ind.), junior Shawn Smith (Sacramento, Calif.), sophomore Chris Thomas (Denver) and sophomore Tamron Manning (Georgetown, Ky.). Pittman led all Herd scorers with 29.
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After his 31-point performance in Marshall’s season opener vs. South Carolina State (Nov. 8), senior forward Elijah Pittman (Covington, Ky.) was named Co-Player of the Week by the C-USA league office. Pittman collected another honor as College Sports Madness named him the C-USA Player of the Week. Both honors were firsts for Pittman.
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SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Through three games, junior guard Angelo Warner has averaged 15 points per game, leading the Morehead State offense in scoring.
The Eagles are coming off a subpar season in which they finished with a 15-18 record overall and an 8-8 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Marshall leads the all-time series with Morehead State 50-44, with the Herd winning the last four meetings. The two sides met last season, Nov. 28, in Huntington with Marshall grinding out a 70-67 victory over the Eagles. Marshall is 21-24 all-time in games played in Morehead, Ky.