Herd Men’s Basketball, William & Mary Set for High-Scoring Affair in Williamsburg
The Herd will look to snap the Tribe’s 21-game unbeaten streak at home against non-conference opponents
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – After a two-game home stint, the Marshall men’s basketball will face the task of ending the William & Mary Tribe’s 21-game home unbeaten streak against non-conference opponents when it travels to Williamsburg, Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Kaplan Arena.
Steve Cotton will be on the call the game via radio for the Thundering Herd IMG Sports Network.
HAVE YOU HERD
Junior guard Jon Elmore made Conference USA history in the 106-70 victory over Concord when he scored 22 points and dished out 13 assists to collect his ninth career double-double from points and assists to tie Marquette’s Travis Diener for the most in league history.
Junior forward Ajdin Penava added a double-double of his own with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Freshmen Jannson Williams and Darius George scored 10 points for the first time in their careers. Marcus Reed and Will Fenton made their collegiate debuts.
SCOUTING THE TRIBE
The Tribe boast a 21-game home court non-conference winning streak, which dates back to 2013. William & Mary is currently averaging 88.3 points per game when playing at home. Like the Herd, the Tribe boasts a high-octane offense that loves to shoot the three-pointer. William & Mary is shooting 44.1 percent from behind the arc, making 56-of-127 shots. That is good for 11.2 three-pointers per game, while Marshall is making 9.8 per game. W&M boasts five players that are shooting at least 35 percent of more from three-point land that have taken at least 10 three-pointers this season. The Tribe has also taken care of business on the free throw line, as its 78.0 percent is No. 28 in the nation and leads the CAA.
WHO TO KNOW
Nathan Knight, the team’s leading scorer with 17.2 points per game, and David Cohn, the team’s leading distributor with 5.8 assists per game, earned preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. Cohn currently owns 312 career assists. Knight has accounted for 21.8 percent of William & Mary’s 395 points this season. Matt Milon and Connor Burchfield have combined to shoot 51.9 percent from three-point land this season. Milon has made 16-of-28 (57.1 percent), while Burchfield has shot 12-of-26 (46.2 percent) from behind the arc. Milon is drilling 3.2 three-pointers per game this season.
Marshall and William & Mary will meet for the first time Dec. 19, 1950. The Tribe won the lone contest, 56-38.