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Edmonds has hot hand as Marshall rallies past FAU 79-63

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Justin Edmonds tripled his average points per game with a career-high 27 on Saturday night, sparking a second-half rally as Marshall surged past Florida Atlantic 79-63, clinching a spot in the conference tournament. Edmonds, who averages 9.3 ppg, hit 9 of 11 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, and sank 7 of 9 free throws. With Marshall (11-18, 7-9 Conference...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonds has hot hand as Marshall rallies past FAU 79-63

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Justin Edmonds tripled his average points per game with a career-high 27 on Saturday night, sparking a second-half rally as Marshall surged past Florida Atlantic 79-63, clinching a spot in the conference tournament. Edmonds, who averages 9.3 ppg, hit 9 of 11 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, and sank 7 of 9 free throws. With Marshall (11-18, 7-9 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Loop scores 20 to lead Marshall in romp past FIU 87-69

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Austin Loop scored 20 points and Justin Edmonds added 19 as Marshall defeated Florida International 87-69 on Thursday night and clinched a spot in the Conference USA tournament. Loop led five players from the Thundering Herd (10-18, 6-9) into double-figure scoring as Marshall connected on 50 percent of its shots (26 of 52) including 11 of 27 from 3-point range...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall's balanced scoring tops North Texas 80-73

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Aleksa Nikolic lead six players into double-figure scoring as Marshall roared back from a halftime deficit to beat North Texas, 80-73 on Saturday night. T.J. Taylor's 3-pointer with 6:28 left gave North Texas a brief, 64-63 lead, but the Thundering Herd reeled off a 10-2 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers by JP Kambola and Nikolic, to take a 73-66 advantage...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall pulls away in the 2nd to beat Rice 69-55

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 17 points and finished with 11 rebounds as Marshall pulled away early in the second half for a 69-55 victory over Rice on Thursday night. Taylor made four of the Thundering Herd's final eight points in the first half for a 28-24 lead at intermission, and Marshall stretched it to nine points at the start of the second. Rice's Bishop...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor double-double lifts Marshall past Southern Miss 69-54

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Marshall to a 69-54 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night. Marshall scored the first nine points and built a 35-25 halftime lead. The Thundering Herd stretched their lead to 50-35 midway through the second. Taylor's four straight points gave Marshall a 20-point lead with 4:21 to play...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall powers by King University, 90-76

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Austin Loop scored 17 points, including 5 of 8 shooting from 3-point range, to lead Marshall to a 90-76 victory over King University on Tuesday night. Ryan Taylor finished with 15 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists for the Thundering Herd (4-6), while Tamron Manning had 16 and Justin Edmonds added 14 points. Marshall outshot King 46.7 percent to 37.5 percent...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall beats WVU Tech 87-65

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds on Tuesday to lead Marshall to an 87-65 win over NAIA West Virginia University Institute of Technology. DeVince Boykins, JP Kambola and Jay Johnson scored nine apiece for Marshall (3-0). Cheikh Sane scored nine and had 16 rebounds. Taylor scored 15 in the first half and Marshall outshot the Golden Bears...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall thunders past Savannah State 66-47

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots, helping Marshall easily defeat Savannah State 66-47 on Sunday. Shawn Smith scored 19 to lead the Thundering Herd (2-0) in points. Taylor also led with six assists. Khaleen Pinkett and Javaris Jenkins each scored 12 for Savannah State (0-2). Jenkins scored on his first shot, putting...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Herd hoops vets glad they stuck around

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - Few things bring more anxiety to a college athlete than a coaching change. Perhaps basketball players suffer the strongest angst.Take the recent change at Marshall, where Tom Herrion resigned and athletic director Mike Hamrick took upward of six weeks to fill the position with Dan D'Antoni. For Thundering Herd underclassmen, that seemed like an eternity...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 29, 2014

New Herd basketball tempo on display at 'Madness'

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - This run 'n' gun offense cultivated by new Marshall coach Dan D'Antoni is no joke.In the "Thundering Herd Madness" exhibition Thursday, the White team beat the Green team 50-37 in the scrimmage portion, which tells you nothing on the surface.Here's what it does tell you: These players combined for 87 points in a 20-minute scrimmage. With a running...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 23, 2014

Fun starts tonight with Herd basketball's 'Madness'

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - Fans coming to see Marshall's "Madness" tonight may see crisp play or sloppiness - probably both - but they will see the ball move around, shots fired and the players having fun.That's a buzzword surrounding the Thundering Herd camp under first-year coach Dan D'Antoni: fun.So Ryan Taylor, what's different than last October, under the new coaching...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 22, 2014

Goard dismissed from Herd hoops team

Charleston native TyQuane Goard became the second holdover from the Tom Herrion era to be dismissed from the Marshall basketball team.New coach Dan D'Antoni announced the junior's dismissal Thursday for an unspecified violation of team rules and policies. In June, D'Antoni dismissed Chris Thomas, who has ended up at Texas Southern.Goard played in 31 of 33 games in his lone season...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 16, 2014

Marshall slips past Charlotte 59-56

Marshall's Kareem Canty scored 21 points and Chris Thomas recorded 18 in fending off Charlotte 59-56 on Saturday night. Marshall (9-17, 3-8) entered the game tied with three other teams having cellar-dwelling standing in the Conference USA, and led Charlotte 36-32 at intermission. DeVince Boykins put Marshall up by 11 on a tip-in with 12:09 remaining in the second period. Marshall...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall tops FIU 80-68

Chris Thomas scored 19 points Thursday and Kareem Canty had 16 and 10 assists as Marshall surged in the second half to beat FIU 80-68. Tamron Manning scored 15, Ryan Taylor 14, and Marshall (8-14, 2-5 Conference USA) outshot FIU 50.9 percent (29 of 57) to 45.2 percent (28 of 62). FIU led 15-9 on a dunk by Jason Boswell, but Marshall took an 18-17 lead on Manning's 3-pointer and...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall gets by Rice 73-63

Ryan Taylor and Kareem Canty each scored 18 points, leading Marshall to a 73-63 win over Rice on Thursday night. Marshall (7-13, 1-4 Conference USA) snapped a four-game losing streak and never trailed against Rice (5-13, 0-5). The Thundering Herd scored the first eight points of the game en route to a 33-22 halftime lead. Rice opened the second half on a 13-5 run and came within...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor leads Marshall past Presbyterian 77-49

Ryan Taylor scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds as Marshall cruised to a 77-49 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday. Taylor was 8 of 13 from the field, and has led Marshall in scoring in three straight games. Marshall (6-9) snapped a three-game losing streak. Presbyterian pulled within four, 42-38, on two Jordan Downing free throws with 15:05 remaining. Marshall answered with a...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall throttles Alice Lloyd 121-57

Ryan Taylor scored 25 points to lead six Marshall players in double figures as they dominated NAIA Alice Lloyd 121-57 Tuesday night. Chris Thomas scored 19 while Shawn Smith added 18 points to go with his 12 rebounds. Kareem Canty dished out 14 assists and scored 12 points. Marshall (5-6) shot a blistering 64.7 percent from the field and drained 15 of 26 from long range. Alice...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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