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.
January 31, 2009
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.
December 13, 2008
The first game can sometimes set the tone for the rest of the year. Marshall has eight new players this season, and had had one exhibition game with a Division II Wheeling Central. They also hosted a closed scrimmage last week with VMI, who upset Kentucky Friday night at Lexington. Marshall didn't miss a beat in the opener, beating WVU Tech 110-57 in the team's first meeting since 1944.
November 16, 2008
Marshall's men's basketball has weathered injuries, just one public exhibition and the influx of nine newcomers. Sunday, all of that is set aside as the Herd plays for real for the first time in 2008-09 when Marshall hosts the WVU Tech Golden Bears. While Marshall was having a closed scrimmage last week with VMI (who upset UK in Lexington on Friday night), the Bears have already played six games.
November 15, 2008
Marshall got the kind of three-point shooting it expected by junior Chris Lutz, when he transferred to Marshall from Purdue. The former Boilermaker didn't disappoint as he hit 6-of-8 threes and scored a game-high 22 points as the Herd took down Wheeling Jesuit University, 87-58, at the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night. MU threw up 39 threes, a number coach Donnie Jones said was due to the zone.
November 1, 2008
Marshall men's basketball kicked off the start of the 2008-09 season with a two-hour practice called "Thundering Herd Madness," and over 3,000 Herd fans turned out with no MU football this weekend. They saw true freshman point guard Damier Pitts score 10 points and sophomore 6-foot-10, 315-pound center Marcus Goode hit two threes on the way to leading the White team with 12 points.
October 11, 2008
HUNTINGTON - The Cam Henderson Center will once again serve as the site of Thundering Herd Madness on Saturday, Oct. 11, to officially kickoff the first practice for the Marshall University men's basketball team. But first, the Thundering Herd women's basketball team, along with the Locker Room Club is set to hold a season preview event entitled "Marshall Women's Basketball Is Sweet," on Oct. 9.
October 6, 2008