The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

January 25, 2013

Herd headed to Memphis

BECKLEY — Usually, a quick turnaround is a good way for a team to get over an embarrassing performance. In Marshall’s case, that might not be so.

Maybe, if the next opponent was a junior college, not the team that has owned your conference.

Coming off Wednesday’s 102-46 loss at Southern Miss, Marshall will visit Memphis today for a 2 p.m. Eastern tip-off. The game can be seen live on ROOT Sports.

The Herd’s (9-10, 2-2) loss to the Golden Eagles was its worst in eight seasons as a member of Conference USA. They committed 31 turnovers in the game.

The Tigers (15-3, 4-0) have won nine straight games. The perennial league champs have won 156 games at home since the 2004-05 season, the most in the nation.

Memphis is led by Joe Jackson's 13.8 points per game. Adonis Thomas (10.4) and Geron Johnson (10.2) also average double figure points.

The Tigers lead the conference and rank 11th in the country in blocked shots (6.11).

Junior forward Elijah Pittman leads Marshall with 14.8 points per game. Junior guard DeAndre Kane is just behind him with 14.5 points and is averaging a conference-best 7.3 assists per game.

Memphis leads the overall series 11-2, including an 83-57 victory in the league championship game in March that derailed the Herd’s run toward an NCAA Tournament berth.

— E-mail: gfauber@

register-herald.com

1
Text Only
College Sports
  • 042314 trickett Mountaineers have benefited from incoming football transfers

    Recruiting in college football seems to get more and more attention every season. Websites like Scout.com and Rivals.com stalk the high school sidelines and blow up potential recruits’ cell phones in search of the latest information. But there’s one important aspect that often goes ignored — transfers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • WVU baseball pounds Terps

    The offense had 16 hits and sophomore left-hander Ross Vance struck out six as the West Virginia University baseball team routed Maryland 14-2 on Tuesday evening at Hawley Field.

    April 22, 2014

  • Crutchfield not interested in Division I job

    You would think Jim Crutchfield would be a great candidate for a head basketball coach’s job at an NCAA Division I university.
    But the Clarksburg native keeps saying that he’s perfectly content in that role at West Liberty, a Division II powerhouse. His 10-year record there is an absolutely amazing 272-49. Significantly, 10 of those defeats came in his first year at the West Liberty helm.

    April 22, 2014

  • Stepping up: Kelly racking up wins for Lions

    Sundays have become red-letter days for Chris Kelly.

    April 22, 2014

  • Paul Popovich, now 73, wishes he were playing baseball today

    If you’re a longtime baseball fan, you may recall Morgantown’s Paul Popovich.

    April 22, 2014

  • Hiring an interim while waiting on D’Antoni would be an injustice

    The search for Marshall’s new men’s basketball coach remained in a holding pattern over the Easter weekend while the Los Angeles Lakers put off their decision on coach Mike D’Antoni’s future until this week.

    April 21, 2014

  • 041914 gibby WVU trying to find speed on defense

    Tony Gibson took over as West Virginia’s new defensive coordinator over the winter with the goal of trying not to do too much to rock the boat. As the fourth coach to hold that spot in as many years, the Van native — in his second stint as a Mountaineer assistant — knew that his players needed some stability.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Turnbull’s tenure dominates WVU wrestling history

    Did Oliver Luck really do a thorough job in deeply evaluating Craig Turnbull’s 36-year career as wrestling coach before firing him?

    April 17, 2014

  • WVU’s top football prospects working out for NFL teams

    As we draw ever closer to the NFL Draft, the prospect workouts for teams are picking up steam for former Mountaineers. Both running back Charles Sims and defensive end Will Clarke have a busy road ahead.

    April 17, 2014

  • 041714 millard Kickoff time set for WVU-Alabama

    West Virginia football fans can now start counting down to the exact minute, instead of just the day.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo