Herd Men’s Basketball to Host N.C. Central
Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After a two-game stint on the road, the Marshall men’s basketball team will return to the Henderson Center to host the North Carolina Central Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.
Mark Martin and Bob Bolen will be on the call for HerdVision, while Steve Cotton and Charlie Hagley will call the game via radio.
HAVE YOU HERD
The Herd dropped its second straight contest at Illinois, losing, 94-71. Freshman guard Jarrod West had a career-night in which he scored a game-high 23 points and made five 3-pointers. Ajdin Penava made two 3-pointers in his fourth straight game. Penava collected his fifth career double-double. Darius George scored his first collegiate points. Jon Elmore reached double figure scoring for the 39th straight game. It was the junior’s first time this season to not score 20 points and to not collect at least five assists.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
N.C. Central is out-rebounding teams by a margin of +8.8 per game. After failing to break 60 points in the first three contests, the Eagles have reached 80 points in the last two contests, while it broke 100 points against Warren Wilson. Last year’s MEAC champions, N.C. Central looks to repeat the feat this season. Despite coming off of a championship season, the Eagles as a team were selected to finish third in the preseason poll.
WHO TO KNOW
Raasean Davis is leading the team in both points (16.0) and rebounds (9.4). Pablo Rivas was a preseason third team All-MEAC selection. He contributed 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest, and shot 64.7 percent from the field, the third-highest field goal percentage in a season in the modern era at NCCU.
Marshall currently owns a 2-0 advantage over the Eagles. This will be the third straight season the two sides have met.
Junior forward Terrence Thompson set a new career-high with 20 points and tied his career-high with 10 rebounds as the Marshall men’s basketball team won its season opener over the North Carolina Central Eagles, 81-69, Saturday afternoon at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Herd had four players score in double-figures in the game. Besides Thompson’s double-double, junior guard Jon Elmore added 17, senior guard Stevie Browning added 16 and senior forward Ryan Taylor added 12. Elmore also recorded seven rebounds and four assists. Taylor had six rebounds and five assists. Senior guard Austin Loop added eight points and sophomore forward Ajdin Penava had six points off the bench. Dajuan Graf led North Carolina Central with 19 points and Patrick Cole added 18 for the Eagles.