Women's Basketball Takes on Southern Miss Thursday





Feb. 27, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - As the regular season trickles to a close, Marshall women's basketball will play its final two home games of the season this upcoming week. The Thundering Herd first takes on Southern Miss on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center.

The Last Meeting
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January 10, 2013
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Herd Topped in Second Half Comeback by Southern Miss, 48-46
Despite holding a 10-point advantage at halftime, Marshall was overcome by Southern Miss in the second half to fall in the Conference USA opener, 48-46, at Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday evening.


Marshall (9-17, 3-10 C-USA) is coming off a 71-61 overtime loss to Rice this past week on the road. The Herd was led by Suporia Dickens, who totaled 21 points, which is the most points scored by a Marshall player since Tynikki Crook had 32 against George Washington on Dec. 2, 2010.

Shay Weaver ranks second in the league for three-pointers with 2.3 per game and leads the Herd with 9.3 points per game. She is seven three-pointers shy of the Marshall all-time record for three-pointers made in a season (68), set by Kizzy Hart in 2007.

Chukuka Ezeigbo ranks second in the conference in field goal percentage, shooting 51.4 percent from the field. She also leads the team in rebounds with 6.4 and is putting up 8.0 points per game.

Southern Miss (12-14, 4-9 C-USA) has lost the past six games and posts a 4-8 road record. The Golden Eagles are averaging 62.5 points per game, but have a negative-1.9 scoring margin.

Southern Miss' Jamierra Faulkner ranks as the second-best scorer in Conference USA, averaging 18.2 points per game. Faulkner leads the league in assists with 6.7 per game and tops the conference in steals with 3.4 per game.

The Golden Eagles hold a 9-6 advantage in the all-time series against Marshall after already beating the Herd earlier in the season, 48-46. Marshall is 4-2 against Southern Miss on home court.