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Herd Men’s Hoops to Welcome Long-Time Foe Ohio

Photos by Adam Gue
Dec. 15, 2017

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The Last Meeting
November 30, 2016
Huntington, W.Va.
Starters Carry @HerdMBB Past Ohio, 98-88
The Marshall men’s basketball team handed the Ohio Bobcats its first loss of the season, Wednesday night, at the Cam Henderson Center, defeating the Bobcats, 98-88.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Fresh off a road win and currently on a three-game winning streak, the Marshall men’s basketball team will return to the Cam Henderson Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m.

Jake Griffith and Bob Bolen will be on the call for HerdVision, while Dave Wilson and Charlie Hagley will call the game via radio.

Prior to tipoff, Marshall athletics will host a bowl game viewing party at the Henderson Center beginning at 4 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the football game will remain on the video board, but audio will be changed for the standard men’s basketball warmup procedures at 7 p.m. In the event that the bowl game extends beyond 7:30, the game will no longer be shown on the video board, but the game will be available in the concourse on several televisions.



A 14-point run in the final three minutes of regulation helped the Marshall men’s basketball team earn a 93-87 win against the Toledo Rockets to help seal the first true non-conference road win of the Dan D’Antoni era on Saturday evening at Savage Arena.

It also marked the first non-conference road win of the Dan D’Antoni era.

Junior guard Jon Elmore scored a team-high 25 points and added eight rebounds and three assists. Junior forward Ajdin Penava scored a career-high 24 points, pulled down eight rebounds, made four blocks and four steals. Toledo’s Tre’Shaun Fletcher scored a game-high 31 points.

The Herd shot 34-of-68 (50.0 percent) from field goals, 6-of-18 (31.6 percent) from three-pointers and 19-of-29 (65.5 percent) from the charity stripe.

Ohio’s strengths can be found in its defense. The Bobcats do a great job of limiting one of the Herd’s biggest strengths, three-point shooting, as opponents are shooting 31.1 percent from behind the arc against Ohio. That mark is good for second in the MAC and No. 76 in the nation.

Besides exceling at limiting opponents’ three-pointers, Ohio avoids committing fouls and turnovers.  The Bobcats have committed 145 fouls this season, which is good for 16.1 fouls per game. Those marks are No. 48 and 34, respectively. On the turnover side, Ohio has made only 113 total turnovers (12.6 per game), which is good for 93rd in the nation. The Bobcats also excel at defensive rebounds, averaging 29.33 per game.

Doug Taylor is one of the nation’s premier rebounds, as his 8.4 boards per game are No. 87 among all DI players. Gavin Block does a good job taking care of the ball, as he boasts a 2.07 assist/turnover ratio. Mike Laster, Jordan Dartis and Block are the team’s best 3-point shooters, as they have combined for shooting 57-of-153 (37.3 percent).

Marshall will meet former Mid-American Conference foe Ohio for the 103rd time and for the third straight year.  It is the second-longest rivalry in Marshall men’s basketball history. The rivalry goes all the way back to the 1920-21 season.

LAST TIME - Nov. 30, 2016 at Huntington, W.Va.
The Marshall men’s basketball team handed the Ohio Bobcats its first loss of the season, Wednesday night, at the Cam Henderson Center, defeating the Bobcats, 98-88.

Sophomore guard Jon Elmore led the Herd with 28 points. Elmore added seven rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Ryan Taylor recorded the 29th double-double of his career, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Stevie Browning added 16 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Austin Loop tallied 15 points and sophomore forward Ajdin Penava had 10. All five Herd starters finished in double-figures in scoring for the first time this season. Ohio’s Antonio Campbell had a game-high 31 points and 16 rebounds. Jordan Dartis finished with 16 points for the Bobcats.

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