The numbers you see in the subject line represent the record of the Marshall men’s basketball team since its Thanksgiving weekend road win over Big East program Cincinnati. The Herd has not won as the underdog since. Marshall is 14-9 overall and 5-4 in Conference USA with another road trip — against Donnie Jones and UCF — up next.
Some numbers and nuggets from the Herd’s 79-70 road loss to Tulsa on Saturday night.
– Guards Damier Pitts and DeAndre Kane each scored 21 points, the second time they have scored at least 20 in the same game in the last two seasons. The other was a C-USA tournament win over Houston. This time … the results weren’t as good.
– By the way, that is Kane’s 15th career 20-point game. Marshall is 8-7 in those games.
– Herd fans are going to clamor for more Hanner time, I reckon. Jamir Hanner, the 6-8 bundle of energy, grabbed six rebounds in six minutes against Tulsa as Marshall’s foul troubles forced Tom Herrion to dip deeper into his bench. The rebounding total by Hanner matched his career best.
– Marshall hit an impressive 23-of-28 free throws in the loss to Tulsa. The number of made foul shots is a season high and the 82.1 percentage is tops for this season.
– Tulsa held a plus-4 advantage on the boards, which means Marshall is now 0-3 this season when it loses the rebounding battle. Marshall has lost five of six games and has lost the rebounding three times during that stretch (all losses) and finished even on the boards in one other game in that span (UAB, also a loss).
– We’ll end on a good note … every Marshall starter had at least one steal Saturday night.