Marshall vs. Memphis: Full Game Preview
|Marshall||E Pittman 14.8||D Tinnon 8.8||D Kane 7.3|
|Memphis||J Jackson 15.3||D Stephens 6.7||J Jackson 4.0|
Marshall visits FedEx Forum on Saturday to take on Memphis. Tip-off occurs at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on FSN or MSG+. The Thundering Herd are 1-6 against the Tigers over the last four years. They fell 83-57 on 3/10/2012, the last time they met.
Memphis is in 1st place in the conference and Marshall is in 7th place.
In spite of 16 points from Elijah Pittman, the Thundering Herd came up short 102-46 against Southern Miss on January 23rd. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 14.8 points per contest. For the Tigers, Geron Johnson put up 18 points and 5 assists in the 71-60 win over Tulane on January 22nd. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.2 points per game.
- Nigel Spikes is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds and 7th in C-USA in blocks.
- We make our fans proud. Marshall has a better record at home than Memphis this season (6-0 vs 8-1).
- The Marshall three-point leader (D.D. Scarver) has more three-pointers than the Memphis three-point leader (Antonio Barton).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Marshall currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (910 to 1000) than Memphis, per the NCAA.
- The Marshall assist leader (DeAndre Kane) has more assists than the Memphis assist leader (Joe Jackson).
- DeAndre Kane is ranked 11th nationally in assists.
- The Marshall scoring leader (D.D. Scarver) has more points than the Memphis scoring leader (Joe Jackson).
- Marshall can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.5 per game vs 36.2 per game) than Memphis this season.
- D.D. Scarver is ranked 10th in C-USA in points and 43rd nationally in three-pointers.
- The Marshall basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Memphis (100% vs 58%).