HUNTINGTON - Tom Herrion often refers to rebounding and defense as the fabric of his Marshall men's basketball program.
What he doesn't try to defend, however, is the Thundering Herd's offensive performance, especially of late.
Even in starting Conference USA play 4-0 and losing twice last week away from home as an underdog, Herrion has been bewildered and befuddled by his team's offensive inconsistency.
"I think, for whatever reason, it hasn't progressed to where I thought we would," the second-year Marshall hoops coach said in advance of tonight's 7 o'clock Conference USA home game against UAB (6-12, 1-4).
"A lot of our offense comes down to our inconsistency shooting the basketball. We haven't made enough shots, which changes the dynamics of the game.
"I think, historically, guys that are good shooters haven't made a lot of shots for us."
Herrion earned a psychology degree at Merrimack College, but he has a firm g...