UL Monroe Warhawks (9-12, 5-3 Sun Belt) at Marshall Thundering Herd (17-4, 6-2 Sun Belt)
Huntington, West Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Marshall hosts the UL Monroe Warhawks after Andrew Taylor scored 27 points in Marshall’s 87-78 overtime victory against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
The Thundering Herd have gone 12-1 in home games. Marshall is ninth in college basketball with 37.2 rebounds led by Micah Handlogten averaging 10.9.
The Warhawks have gone 5-3 against Sun Belt opponents. UL Monroe has a 1-1 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Thundering Herd and Warhawks square off Thursday for the first time in Sun Belt play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kamdyn Curfman averages 3.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Thundering Herd, scoring 12.3 points while shooting 42.4% from beyond the arc. Taevion Kinsey is shooting 55.7% and averaging 21.1 points over the last 10 games for Marshall.
Tyreke Locure averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Warhawks, scoring 13.7 points while shooting 36.0% from beyond the arc. Jamari Blackmon is shooting 43.0% and averaging 11.4 points over the last 10 games for UL Monroe.
LAST 10 GAMES: Thundering Herd: 8-2, averaging 83.1 points, 36.0 rebounds, 18.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.3 points per game.
Warhawks: 6-4, averaging 66.4 points, 29.3 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.3 points.
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