Southern Miss Meets the Marshall Thundering Herd
Feb. 1, 2017
Huntington, W. Va. -- The Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball team (13-8, 5-4) will meet with the Marshall Thundering Herd (12-8, 4-5) Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. CT.
"Shayna Gore has emerged as a star for [Marshall],' said head coach Joye Lee-McNelis. "She makes so many things happen for them. They run a lot of five out, they run a lot of four out and one in, they play fast, a majority of their offense is generated out of transition and they're extremely similar to us. The only difference is they shoot better than us. The only advantage they have is they are playing at home. The two teams are going to play extremely hard and I think the team that will win will be the team that defends and rebounds the best."
The Thundering Herd are a team that relies on the three-pointer. Marshall has averaged nine three-point field goals in their last three games on 25 attempts. The team has made a conference-leading 71 total three-pointers in league played. Southern Miss had made 35, tied for last in C-USA, in comparison.
Marshall and Southern Miss have both outscored their opponents on the fast-break for four straight games.
This will be the twenty-second meeting all-time between the two teams. The Lady Eagles lead the series 13-8. Southern Miss' last win at Marshall came during the 2012-13 season with a 68-61 victory.
Lady Eagle fans can hear Josh West on the radio broadcast for the game on WFOR 1400 AM at 4:30 p.m. CT.