Herd Plays in Final Regular Season Game against Memphis
Tipoff starts at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday
March 6, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall women's basketball will play in its final regular season game against Memphis on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
Herd Holds on Against Memphis with 55-54 Win
After starting the Conference USA schedule 0-6, Marshall women's basketball picked up its first league win, taking down Memphis 55-54 on Sunday in the Cam Henderson Center.
The Thundering Herd is 9-19 (3-12 C-USA) after recently taking a 75-51 loss to UCF in the last home game of the season. Senior Leandra King earned the second double-double of her career in her final game of the Cam Henderson Center, totaling 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Marshall is led by Shay Weaver with 9.3 points per game. The sophomore guard needs three more three-pointers to take over Kizzy Hart's single season record for three-pointers (68) set in 2010. She ranks third in the league for three-pointers made per game with 2.4.
Memphis is 16-13 (7-8 C-USA) for the season, but lost last week's games against Tulsa and East Carolina. The Tigers are the top scoring offense in the conference, averaging 69.3 points per game. Contrarily, Memphis allows the most points on defense in the league, allowing opponents 66.9 points per game.
Memphis senior Nicole Dickson is the best scorer in C-USA and ranks No. 27 nationally, averaging 19.3 points per game. She has a league-high 211 made field goals and leads the team in rebounds with 7.2 per game. Ariel Hearn follows Dickson with 13.4 points per game and leads the team in assists with 3.4 per game.
Marshall defeated the Tigers 55-54 earlier this season in the Cam Henderson Center. Weaver had a team-high 12 points after making four three-pointers. Ezeigbo and Dickens each had 10 rebounds. Marshall holds an 11-5 advantage over the Tigers in the all-time series.