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- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/21/2009
NEW ORLEANS - Marshall saw Tulane just two weeks ago, when the Herd rallied to tie a game at the Henderson Center over the Green Wave and win in overtime, 89-86. This afternoon at ancient Fogelman Arena, in front of about 150 Tulane fans (listed attn: 1,843, not even close), TU played at its place and topped a poor-shooting Herd, 57-51. MU is now 12-15, 4-8 in Conference USA.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/18/2009
HUNTINGTON - Marshall played like the team that had won four in a row, which Houston had done to move into second in Conference USA men's basketball's standings. The Herd forced the Cougars into 11 turnovers, matched them with 30 rebounds and shot nearly 59 percent from the floor. The Thundering Herd took down a team MU had never beat, 88-83, with just eight players dressed against UH Wednesday.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/14/2009
Marshall had a sub-par shooting night, hitting just 35 percent from floor and 11-of-20 at the line. Meanwhile, UTEP was hitting 28-of-33 from the stripe, including a perfect 20-of-20 for the Miners Stefan Jackson on his way to 35 points. But the Herd rallied throughout the half, falling 13 behind early and down ten with 3:30 to go. MU cut it to one with a minute left but UTEP held on, 74-67.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/10/2009
Head coaches Ken French of Rio Grande and Donnie Jones of Marshall had no idea who Marshall was going to play in the game at Huntington. Marshall had two players who left the team, plus Tyler Wilkerson is out for the year. Dago Pena is going to have surgery, and Tay Spann (back) and Shaq Johnson (ankle) were nursing injuries. Never fear, as The Herd won, 92-59, playing only eight players...
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/07/2009
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," were words by the famous British author Charles Dickens. But Dickens, who wrote those words in "A Tale of Two Cities," never knew about overtime. The Thundering Herd trailed by as much as 15 points in the first half before out-scoring Tulane 50-37 in the second to send the game to an extra five minutes and the Herd prevailed in OT, 89-86.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven02/04/2009
Marshall's aim to shut down Tulsa's 7-foot junior, Jerome Jordan, to have a chance to break a losing streak sitting at three straight and five of the last six. Marshall did that, holding the TU center to just eight points and five rebounds (in front of four or five NBA scouts at court side). MU even out-rebounded Tulsa, but you don't get points for boards, and Marshall shot awful in a 73-57 loss.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/31/2009
40 minutes wasn't enough for Marshall and UAB at the Henderson Center on Saturday night. Tied at 69-69 at the end of regulation when Damier Pitts missed a three (part of an 0-of-12 night) UAB would turn three Marshall turnovers into six points and pull away for a 75-73 win. But it wasn't completely over until Markel Humphrey had a shot blocked with :04.5 left and missed a three at the buzzer.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/27/2009
The weather in Huntington was awful for Herd fans, as an estimated 200,000 in the Tri-State were without power due to a severe winter storm dumping sleet and ice on top of 5-6 inches of snow. While the Herd was as hot as the weather in Hattiesburg, Miss. in the first half, the second half was so cold, shooting-wise, that Southern Miss got out to a big lead and stole a 84-79 win at home from MU.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/25/2009
Marshall started a two-game road trip, and the sixth road game in a month, in Orlando, Fla. at UCF Arena, hoping to build off the momentum of the SMU win on Wednesday. But Sunday, it was the Knights who made most of the shots, long and short, in a 87-69 win over the Herd. Marshall is just 1-9 away from Huntington, 1-4 in true road games and 0-4 against teams on neutral courts.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/21/2009
Marshall held its breath when SMU's Derek Williams pushed up a short jumper with just four seconds in a 50-50 game. MU's Markel Humphrey skied to take the rebound from a pair of Mustangs, and looked up court with just two seconds to play. He flipped the ball towards the basket nearly 75-feet away as time ticked off and the 3/4-court shot banked off the glass and into the basket for a 53-50 win.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/17/2009
Marshall flew to Oklahoma with high hopes of pulling an upset on a team that was picked to challenge Memphis for the Conference USA crown. But Tulsa had let the Tigers steal a win on Tuesday when Antonio Anderson went coast-to-coast with just 4.5 on the clock to pull out the win. Marshall had its own hangover to deal with, now 3-8 in last 11 games after the WVU game, including a 69-50 loss to TU.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/15/2009
The annual Chesapeake Energy Capital City Classic, the 18th consecutive meeting of both men's and women's teams from Marshall and WVU in Charleston, saw the Mountaineers sweep both games for the ninth time since 1992 and third consecutive year. MU men's coach Donnie Jones is now 0-2 versus WVU's Bob Huggins while the Herd's Royce Chadwick, women's coach at MU, is now 1-7 with WVU's Mike Carey.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/14/2009
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, I am the great and powerful OZ," said the not so powerful wizard in the movie of the same name. Likewise, pay no attention to the final score of West Virginia's men beating Marshall, 87-76, because it really wasn't that close. Marshall shot just 54 percent from the free throw line, committed 29 fouls and allowed WVU to shoot 53 percent in the win.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/13/2009
HUNTINGTON - Like always, there will be a number of events for Thundering Herd fans this week in Charelston in conjunction with the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic at the Civic Center Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for the women's game and 8 p.m. for the tip by the men's team. Both games are available online on Herd All-Access for $11.95. Check it out a the MU site, Herdzone.com.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/10/2009
HUNTINGTON - Marshall had lost three of its last four games, all on the road including the Conference USA opener at Memphis earlier this week. But like the little girl in Kansas, there is no place like home for the Herd. Tyler Wilkerson continued his 2009 hot streak with a tenth career double-double and MU shot-down the Pirates of East Carolina, 72-64. The Herd is 8-7, 1-1 in C-USA.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/07/2009
Markel Humphrey went from being a question mark for the Marshall Thundering Herd's Wednesday Conference USA opener at defending champion Memphis to leading the Herd in points with 14 points. But Humphrey's 4-of-7 shooting night from the floor, and 6-for-7 from the free throw line, was the exception instead of the rule in a 80-57 loss to the Tigers.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/05/2009
When things go bad, they often go worse and that seems to be the health report for this year's edition of the Thundering Herd men's basketball team. Markel Humphrey missed all of pre-season with a stress fracture in his foot, and now a bone bruise in the same foot at Dayton has caused so much inflammation he took a shot over the weekend. On the heels of that, Marcus Goode underwent surgery today.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven01/02/2009
Marshall was not doing anything right. The Herd was 0-for-its-three on the night, had turned the ball over 13 times to just four for San Diego and was down 31 points, 66-35, with just under eight minutes to play. But then the Herd freshmen stepped up, along with junior Tyler Wilkerson, to cut the lead to just seven points with under a minute left before falling, 80-70, to the Toreros.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven12/28/2008
Most coaches know coming out of a holiday break can be tricky, no matter the opponent in that first game after a Christmas break. Herd coach Donnie Jones saw that up close and personal in his first year at Marshall when Lipscomb handed the Herd a 72-62 loss on Dec. 29, 2007. But on Sunday, it was all the Herd in the first half, then hanging on in the second half for a 74-60 win over Tenn. State.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven12/20/2008
The coaching staff knew what was coming, especially Donnie Jones. MU's head coach was a point guard at Pikeville (Ky.) College when the University of the Cumberlands head coach Don Butcher was playing at Georgetown (Ky.) College in the same league Butcher now coaches UC is in, the Mid-South. Any number one is going to have a good team, and the Herd found out just how good in a close 80-70 win.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven12/17/2008
Marshall and Ohio, in any sport, is sure to draw a good, local crowd dressed in the green and white of the two teams and normally produce an exciting game. Wednesday night, however, the Thundering Herd and the Bobcats went above and beyond the call of duty with a nail-biter that went right down to the end before Marshall pulled the win out, 73-68.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven12/13/2008
Marshall is in the middle of finals, while the Univ. of Texas-Arlington just finished its finals. The UTA Mavericks jumped out to an 18-point lead at the Henderson Center on Saturday night, 39-21, only to see the Herd's bench start a comeback that cut the halftime lead for UTA to three. The same players started the second half and MU out-scored the Mavs 44-28 in the second half for a 81-68 win.
- From C-USA Release | Herd Haven12/10/2008
IRVING, Texas - Marshall University freshman Damier Pitts (Charlotte, N.C.), along with Memphis freshman Tyreke Evans, has been named Conference USA Men's Basketball Co-Rookie of the Week, the league office announced earlier this week. Pitts, a point guard, averaged a team-best 15.5 points in two games last week, including a team season- and career-high 20 points in MU's 84-80 win at Boston Univ.
- Woody Woodrum | Herd Haven12/06/2008
BOSTON - Marshall had lost six-straight non-conference road games as the Herd headed to the Northeastern U.S. to face Boston University, not to mention losing four of its last five games this season. That history lesson was wasted on the MU freshmen class, as Damier Pitts and Shaquille Johnson lead the Herd to a 84-80 win over BU, a pre-season pick to win the American East Conference.