Southern Miss visits Marshall after Kinsey’s 27-point game

Southern Miss Golden Eagles (14-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) at Marshall Thundering Herd (13-4, 2-2 Sun Belt)

Huntington, West Virginia; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Marshall hosts the Southern Miss Golden Eagles after Taevion Kinsey scored 27 points in Marshall’s 81-66 win against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

The Thundering Herd are 10-1 on their home court. Marshall is the Sun Belt leader with 39.2 rebounds per game led by Micah Handlogten averaging 11.2.

The Golden Eagles are 3-1 against Sun Belt opponents. Southern Miss is ninth in the Sun Belt with 23.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Felipe Haase averaging 5.1.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kinsey is averaging 20.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals for the Thundering Herd. Andrew Taylor is averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Marshall.

Mo Arnold is averaging 5.5 points, 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals for the Golden Eagles. Austin Crowley is averaging 17.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 49.6% over the past 10 games for Southern Miss.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thundering Herd: 7-3, averaging 80.2 points, 39.6 rebounds, 18.0 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.5 points per game.

Golden Eagles: 7-3, averaging 74.7 points, 35.0 rebounds, 15.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.8 points.

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