DALLAS, Texas — Marshall women’s basketball took a 67-50 loss to the No. 1 team in Conference USA, SMU, on Sunday afternoon in Dallas, Texas.
The Thundering Herd dropped to 7-15 (1-8 C-USA) with the loss, while SMU improved to 18-4 (9-0 C-USA) and extended its win streak to ten.
Marshall was led by three players who had double-digit scoring including Chukwuka Ezeigbo (12 points), Suporia Dickens (12 points) and Erica Woods (10 points).
Dickens also led the Herd on boards, totaling 11 rebounds.
The rebound total, plus her 12 points gave the junior forward her first career double-double, and 8-of-11 were offensive boards.
SMU was led by Kansas transfer, Keena Mays, who had a game-high 17 points after going 4-for-8 from behind the three-point arc.
She also had five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Akil Simpson added 15 points and recorded a double-double after earning 11 rebounds.
Poor shooting plagued Marshall as the Herd went 19-of-64 from the field for a 29.7 shooting percentage, and 18.2 percentage in three-pointers after going 4-for-22 from behind the arc.
The Herd also had trouble at the line, going 8-for-16 from the charity stripe.
Marshall out-rebounded the Mustangs 46-41 and totaled 22 offensive rebounds, compared to the Mustang’s 14.
The 46 rebounds was the second-highest total of the season for the Herd, but Marshall could only turn the 22 offensive boards into 15 second chance points.
Marshall will return the Cam Henderson Center for a home game against UTEP on Thursday, January 14.
Bring your sweetheart and enjoy the game, a 7 p.m. tip-off in Huntington.