Herd Back Home to Host Alice Lloyd, Tuesday|
Dec. 16, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After facing its longest stretch of the season away from home, the Marshall men’s basketball will return home to Cam Henderson Center to take on NAIA member Alice Lloyd, Tuesday, at 7 p.m.
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.
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Then, Marshall's game-long cohesiveness seemed to wane, the Thundering Herd began to rush things ... and West Virginia came from behind for a 74-64 victory at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday night.
A crowd of 11,038 saw a game that was somewhat tame by recent standards in a series in which the previous six years had seen an average of 48 fouls and 54 free throws per game.
For a third straight week and the third time this season, Marshall redshirt freshman point guard Kareem Canty (Harlem, N.Y.) was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week in men’s basketball, the league office announced Monday.
Canty played a game-high 39 minutes, scoring a team-best 16 points against West Virginia in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic on Dec. 14. He recorded a game-high nine assists, while keeping WVU's Juwan Staten -- one of the top five assist men nationally -- to four assists in the game. Canty also went 3-for-3 from the free throw line and grabbed three of Marshall's 10 steals, which contributed to 16 WVU turnovers.
This marks the 13th C-USA Freshman of the Week honor in the history of Marshall men’s basketball. In 2009-10, center Hassan Whiteside tops the record books with six weekly honors as a freshman. DeAndre Kane ranks second with four, followed by Canty. Canty is the first to receive the honor in three consecutive weeks.
With the most C-USA Freshman of the Week honors this season, Canty ranks eighth in the nation and first in C-USA in assists per game (6.9). Marshall has now collected four weekly C-USA honors on the 2013-14 season.
IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME
THE POWER OF POINTS
SPREADING THE WEALTH
AT THE LINE
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Coming to Huntington fresh off a 37-point defeat to Pikeville (Ky.), the Eagles will look to keep pace with the NCAA Division I talent of the Herd in its only meeting with a DI member for the season. Alice Lloyd (6-5, 1-1 KIAC) is 2-5 on the season in road games.
6-foot-7 forward Tyler Rogers is expected to be the primary offensive weapon for the Eagles as he is averaging double figures and scored a season high 31 points against Union (Ky.), Nov. 2, while shooting 13-for-19 from the field.
Tuesday will mark the first meeting between Marshall and Alice Lloyd.