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March 4, 2011
HUNTINGTON - Marshall women’s basketball used double-digit points from four players to grab a 70-57 win to take the season sweep against Southern Miss (10-19, 5-11 C-USA) on Thursday night in the Cam Henderson Center for the Herd’s regular season finale.
Edited by Woody Woodrum for Herd Insider
March 2, 2011
EL PASO, Texas – UTEP senior Randy Culpepper scored a game-high 24 points, and the Herd wasted a double-double by MU's Tirrell Baines, as the Miners took down the Thundering Herd men’s basketball team, 82-74, at the Don Haskins Center on Wednesday evening.
The Miners (22-8, 10-5 C-USA) shot 59.6 percent for the game, including a 16-of-21 (76.2) performance in the second half.
"I think this is the first time in my career - or maybe with any team I have been associated with, that my team allowed another team to shoot 76 percent in a half," said MU head coach Tom Herrrion.
Baines went for 22 points and 11 rebound en route to his tenth career double-double to lead Marshall (20-10, 8-7 C-USA). DeAndre Kane notched 20 points and seven assists.
By Woody Woodrum
Herd Insider Senior Editor
HUNTINGTON – If you play basketball at SMU, there are three things you can count on:
and losing to the Thundering Herd of Marshall.
For the sixth-straight time, Marshall found a way to knock off the Mustangs, 64-62, at the Cam Henderson Center on Saturday night
Since Marshall joined Conference USA, there have been programs the Herd has played better against than others, as with most teams.
Memphis owns the all-time series with the Herd, 8-2, and the Herd picked up its first win in C-USA play, and first win since the 1950s, earlier this year at home.
UAB leads the Herd 10-5 (beating MU twice this year), UTEP (Marshall’s opponent this Wednesday) leads 5-1 in the series while Houston (2-5) and Tulsa (4-7) have edges.
Marshall leads series with Rice (5-2), Southern Miss (6-5), ECU (11-5), Tulane (7-5) and UCF (6-5).
But Marshall has beaten SMU in all six meetings since both schools both joined C-USA in 2005.
The average margin of victory has been 4.7 points per game.
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Marshall’s Alaya Mitchell and Lateidra Elliott each hit double-figures but East Carolina was able to hang on for the 48-44 victory in Sunday afternoon’s Conference USA women’s basketball game at Minges Coliseum, televised nationally by CBS College Sports.
Mitchell fell just shy of her third career double-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Elliott chipped in 12 points and three assists.
The Thundering Herd drops its final road contest of the regular season to fall to 8-20 on the season and 4-11 in conference play.
ECU improves to 14-14 on the season and 87 in C-USA.
Marshall ended the half on a 6-0 run to take a 20-19 halftime lead.
The Herd’s guards, Elliott and Mitchell headed the charge for the Herd combining for 14 first half points.
The Pirates used a 10-2 run in the second half to take a 29-24 advantage with 13:12 remaining in the contest.
Back-to-back jumpers by Veronica Ruiz brought MU within one at 28-29. Marshall hit the bonus with 8:26 to go in the game but shot six-of-14 from the foul line in the second half and nine-of-20 for the game.
By Woody Woodrum
Herd Insider Senior Editor
February 23, 2011
HUNTINGTON – Marshall basketball came into Wednesday’s game with Tulsa with a three-game winning streak, but when MU fans looked at the teams the Herd had beaten, they were dubious to say the least.
Even though 2-of-3 were on the road - and no animal exists that is known as a "bad" road win - Marshall had to go to overtime to beat last place Tulane, pulled away last from tied-for-tenth Rice at home, then beat an East Carolina team in Greenville, N.C. that had no business beating the Herd in Huntington right after the WVU win.
But the University of Tulsa men's team came in having won five of its last six games.
Tulsa is one of the top two rebounding teams in Conference USA.
Tulsa undressed the Herd last year in the C-USA Tournament, beating MU 80-64 after Marshall got a first-round bye.
Finally, the Golden Hurricane knew their team could actually finish first with a win at Marshall and wins in its final three games after that.
TU may still win those final games with Tulane, Rice and first-place Southern Miss - but the Thundering Herd was in no mood to cooperate with moving anyone up in the standings, except for Marshall.
Herd senior Tirrell Baines hardly missed a shot on the way to a career-best 26 points as the Herd raced out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back as Marshall dominated Tulsa from start to finish, 79-61, Wednesday night at the Cam Henderson Center.