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@HerdWBB Travels to Cleveland State

Sophomore Asheika Alexander.
Nov. 18, 2017

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Marshall women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in the 2017-18 season to play the Cleveland State Vikings. Tipoff is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
Fans can tune into the game through ESPN3 or with the Marshall radio broadcast on 88.1 WMUL-FM as well as online through this link:
The Series: 4 meetings, Marshall leads 3-1
The first time Marshall and Cleveland State met on the court was Feb. 23, 1980. The Herd won the matchup 50-47 at home. The Vikings won the following season 73-68, in Cleveland. The two teams didn’t play again until Dec. 2, 2009. Marshall won 75-61 in Cleveland and then won the last matchup 71-67 in Huntington the next season.
Last Time Out
Marshall dropped a home game with Penn State, 80-65. The Herd started out well offensively, ending the first quarter with a seven-point lead, 21-14. The Nittany Lions caught fire in the second quarter and went into halftime with a three-point lead, 36-33. Penn State pulled away in the third quarter behind 53 percent shooting from the floor (8-of-15) and hitting 4-of-6 from three.
Scouting the Vikings
Cleveland State comes into the contest with a 1-1 record and are fresh off a 77-65 win over Eastern Michigan. Ashanti Abshaw and Khayla Livingston dominated for the Vikings as Abshaw led with 27 points and Livingston poured in 22. Mariah Miller came off the bench to grab 11 rebounds. Cleveland State lost the turnover battle (17-12) and was outrebounded (46-35), but the offense drained 10 3-pointers including four in the first quarter to build out a 24-9 lead. EMU outscored the Vikings in the second and third quarters but only inched four points closer. Abshaw leads the team in scoring with 49 (24.5 per game) while Livingston in second at 13.5 points per game. The two upperclassmen have combined for 15 3-pointers made in just two games. Miller is the leading rebounder at 9.5 per game, however the Vikings are averaging three fewer boards per game than its opponents. Cleveland State has committed 10 more turnovers (39-29) than the competition.