Herd Set for Senior Night, Wednesday
Women's basketball to honor three senior student-athletes
March 4, 2014
GAME 29: UTSA (13-15, 4-11 C-USA) vs. MARSHALL (9-19, 2-13 C-USA)
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Three Thundering Herd seniors will bid farewell to Cam Henderson Center, Wednesday, as Marshall women’s basketball (9-19, 2-13 C-USA) hosts its final regular-season game of the 2013-14 campaign. The Herd will take on UTSA (13-15, 4-11 C-USA) for the first time in a 7 p.m. meeting.
Live stats and live video will be available through the women’s basketball schedule page at HerdZone.com. The official live radio broadcast can be found online or through WMUL 88.1 FM, and live updates will be available through @HerdWBB on Twitter.
HAVE YOU HERD?
A balanced scoring attack led by an upperclassman was not enough for the Marshall women’s basketball team at Charlotte as the Thundering Herd fell 87-57, March 1, inside Dale F. Halton Arena. Out of the 10 members of the Herd that saw game action, nine of them contributed offensively as Chukwuka Ezeigbo (Trenton, N.J.) led Marshall with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. As a team, Marshall struggled mightily from the floor, finishing 23-of-68 (33.8 percent) from the field and 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) from beyond the arc.
THANK YOU, SENIORS
Marshall will honor its class of 2014 at Wednesday’s game: Suporia Dickens (Freeport, Ill.), Orlandria Williams (Memphis, Tenn.) and Erica Woods (St. George, Bermuda). The trio has combined for 162 starts, 296 appearances and 5,939 minutes over the course of their careers, and has contributed 1,546 points and 1,066 rebounds during their time in Thundering Herd uniforms.
NOT IN HER HOUSE
Freshman Chelsey Romero (Hampton, Va.) is making an impact in the paint for the Thundering Herd with 44 blocks this season, placing her at No. 4 all-time in the Marshall record book. Most recently, she tied her career high of four swats against Florida Atlantic, Feb. 26, and added two more at Charlotte, March 1. She leads the team with 1.6 blocks per game, good for fifth place in Conference USA, 82nd in the nation.
CHANGING IT UP
Coach Matt Daniel has started 13 different combinations over 28 games, and seven of the Herd’s nine wins have come with different starting lineups. No Herd lineup has started more than six times, and no player has started all 28 games. However, Norrisha Victrum (Columbia, S.C.) and Suporia Dickens (Freeport, Ill.) have started all but seven contests. Eleven of Marshall’s 12 active players have made at least one start this season.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
The Herd’s offense has found success across its roster, as eight different players have led the team in scoring this season. Scott tops all Herd scorers with 11.7 points per game, with Dickens close behind at 9.1. Four different players have led the team in rebounding, with Dickens currently topping the charts at 7.0 boards per game.
CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the 2014 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship are on sale. Each booklet is only $180 and includes a ticket to every men’s session from March 11-15 in El Paso, Texas located on the UTEP campus. A purchase of a men’s booklet also allows fans to attend women’s games at the Don Haskins Center and Memorial Gym. All women’s basketball seats are general admission. Fans can purchase booklets in one of three ways: online, in person or by phone of your favorite team.
SCOUTING THE ROADRUNNERS
Conference USA newcomer UTSA is looking to break a three-game slump when it visits Marshall, Wednesday, most recently falling at UTEP (Feb. 26) and Florida Atlantic (March 1). The Roadrunners average 60.1 points per game on 36.3 percent from the field, led by Kamra King’s 14.3 scoring average.
Wednesday’s meeting is the first all-time between Marshall and UTSA.
The Thundering Herd will learn its seed position in the Conference USA Women’s Basketball Championship, which begins Tuesday, March 11 in El Paso, Texas. For all the latest information about Marshall women’s basketball, follow @HerdWBB on Twitter.