Marshall to Close Homestand vs. Western Kentucky|
Nov. 25, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After bouncing back from a two-game skid with a win at home, the Thundering Herd will look to build on its victory when Marshall takes on Western Kentucky, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in Cam Henderson Center.
General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased by going to HerdZone.com or by calling 800-THE-HERD. The game can be viewed and heard online via Herd All-Access by going to HerdZone.com. A Herd All-Access subscription for the season is $9.95 per month or $79.95 for one year.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Making his first career start, sophomore guard Chris Thomas (Denver) filled the place of sophomore guard DeVince Boykins (Forest City, N.C.). Thomas scored the first points of the game on a jumper with 19:22 remaining in the first half. Marshall would not surrender its lead after taking the early 2-0 advantage.
As the clock ran out, Marshall got back on track with a 96-78 win over the Seahawks in game two for the Herd in the Roundball Showcase. Senior Elijah Pittman (Covington, Ky.) finished with 35 points to lead all players in scoring, while Thomas finished with 15 in his first career start. Freshman guard Kareem Canty (Harlem, N.Y) and freshman forward Ryan Taylor (Indianapolis) each finished with double-doubles. Canty recorded 19 points, 10 assists and Taylor added 11 points, 10 rebounds.
Pittman’s 35 points set a career high, while his eight three-point field goals also set a career high for the senior swingman.
MIXING IT UP
FILLING UP THE CUP
A HELPING HAND
SCOUTING THE HILLTOPPERS
Able to lockdown opposing defenses, Western Kentucky has held nine-straight opponents to under 70 points. The Hilltoppers are 10-3 in their last 13 games.
Selected to win the Sun Belt conference in the 2013-14 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, Western Kentucky has made two straight NCAA Tournament appearances by winning the Sun Belt Conference Championship to secure the automatic bid (2012 and 2013).
The Hilltoppers lead the series with the Herd, 11-4, with Western Kentucky winning the last two meetings. With the series skipping decades, the last Marshall win came Dec. 29, 1961, 89-84, in Huntington.