Herd Men’s Hoops to Welcome Former Southern Conference Foe Chattanooga
Marshall is looking to move to 6-0 at home
Jon Elmore's Double-Double Not Enough, as @HerdMBB Falls at Chattanooga
Jon Elmore's double-double from a season-high 26 points and a career-high 12 assists were not enough for Marshall to overcome Chattanooga, as the Herd lost, 96-85, Tuesday evening at the McKenzie Arena.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Fresh off its fifth straight home victory over a former conference opponent, the Marshall men’s basketball team will welcome former Southern Conference foe, Chattanooga, to the Cam Henderson Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 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.
TIME CHANGE FOR AN UPCOMING GAME
With the Marshall football team’s bowl game beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, the men’s basketball team will push back its start time against Ohio to 8 p.m.
HAVE YOU HERD
Marshall’s stifling defense held Akron to 64 points, which was a season-low for Herd opponents. This was the first game this season in which Marshall allowed fewer than 30 points in the first half (29). Akron’s 23 turnovers are a new season-high for the Zips. Their previous high was 17, accomplished twice (Cleveland State and Dayton). Marshall had more points in the paint (38-32), points off turnovers (26-22) and second chance points (20-12) than Akron. Darius George added eight points and seven rebounds, while Jannson Williams contributed six points and five boards.
SCOUTING THE MOCS
The Mocs are one of the most efficient teams from three-point range, as they are 39th in nation. It is good for 40.4 percent from behind the arc this season. Chattanooga’s 74 made 3-pointers is good for 60th in the country. The Mocs tally 17.4 fouls per game, which is good for 93rd among DI schools.
WHO TO KNOW
Rodney Chatman is leading the Mocs in ppg (13.3) and assists this season (3.3). He is scoring the 13.3 points by shooting 25-of-77 (45.5 percent) from field goals and 13-of-36 (36.1 percent) from three-pointers.
Nat Dixon and Makinde London are the team’s most efficient shooters from behind the arc, as they have combined for 27-of-54 (50 percent) this season. Dixon is shooting 51.9 percent from three-point land, while London is shooting 48.1 percent. London is also the team’s leading rebounder with 6.0 per contest and leading blocker, with seven this season.
Marshall will meet former So-Con foe, Chattanooga, for the second consecutive year. It is the first time the two sides will meet in back-to-back seasons since doing so in the 1996-97 season and the 1997-98 seasons. The Herd is 12-9 at home when hosting the Mocs.
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