Nov. 28, 2014
GAME 5: MARSHALL (3-1, 0-0 C-USA) VS. COASTAL CAROLINA (4-0, 0-0 BIG SOUTH)
Saturday, Nov. 29 | 2 p.m. ET
Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Following its first loss of the season on Wednesday, Marshall women's basketball (3-1) will look to bounce back when it faces Coastal Carolina (4-0) at The HTC Center on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Conway, S.C.
In addition to live tweets from @HerdWBB, live stats and video streaming will be available through GoCCUSports.com.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Although senior Leah Scott (Detroit) posted her first career double-double, Marshall recorded its first loss of the season, 58-49, at Cornell on Wednesday at Newman Arena. For the third consecutive game, Scott put up 20 or more points with 21 against the Big Red, while leading the team in scoring for the fourth straight time. She added 10 rebounds, matching her career high, to complete her double-double.
THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER
At 3-1, the Herd is off to its best start since it began the 2008-09 season with the same record. The Herd's three wins to open the 2014-15 campaign marks the first time Marshall has won three consecutive games under coach Matt Daniel. The three-game streak is also a first since the Herd won a five-game stretch from Dec. 28, 2011 through Jan. 11, 2012.
A HERD WIN WOULDÃ¢â'¬Â¦
- Give Marshall its best start since 2006-07 (4-1)
- Give the Herd a winning record on the road (2-1)
- Even the series with Coastal Carolina (2-2)
- Be Marshall's first against the Chants since Jan. 5, 1988 (78-51)
LEADING THE WAY
As of Nov. 28, two Marshall players lead Conference USA in statistical categories. Junior point guard Norrisha Victrum (Columbia, S.C.) has the league's highest 3-point field goal percentage (.615), sinking 8-of-13, and is ranked No. 13 nationally. Senior Leah Scott (Detroit) has played the most minutes per game in the league (37.2) and is second in scoring with 20.3 points per contest. Scott is also No. 19 in the nation (fifth in C-USA) with a .646 field goal percentage.
RANKING THE HERD
As a team, Marshall ranks in the top 5 in 11 of 16 statistical categories listed by Conference USA. Notably, the Herd is second in the league with a +9.2 scoring margin, and is third in scoring defense (5.8 ppg), free throw percentage (.712), 3-pointers made per game (7.3), blocks per game (4.3) and turnovers per game (12.0).
ON THE ROAD, AGAIN
Of the first nine contests of the 2014-15 campaign, Marshall will play seven away from Huntington. The Herd's current three-game road trip is the longest since a stretch of six games from Nov. 23 to Dec. 8, 2012. During that stint, Marshall went 3-3 over two neutral site tournaments, the annual Capital Classic against West Virginia, and one true away contest at Southern Illinois. Later this season the Herd be away for a second stretch of three games, at Rice (Feb. 5, 2015), North Texas (Feb. 7) and Western Kentucky (Feb. 14).
LET'S GET SOCIAL
Keep up with the latest news about Herd basketball by liking the team's official Facebook page: Marshall University Basketball. For live in-game updates and news, follow @HerdWBB on Twitter. Want to see photos and behind-the-scenes action? Give @HerdWBB a follow on Instagram.
SCOUTING THE CHANTICLEERS
The 4-0 Chanticleers (pronounced SHON-ti-cleers) lead the nation with 40 defensive rebounds per game, and are No. 2 with a +26.0 scoring margin. Ced Gibson tops the team with 16.5 points and 4.0 assists per game, and Alexis Robinson adds 13.3 rebounds per outing. Coastal Carolina's meeting with Marshall will complete a five-game home stand to open the 2014-15 season.
The Chants lead the all-time series with the Herd, 2-1, winning the last meeting on Nov. 27, 2000, 70-58, in Conway. Marshall's lone victory in the series was Jan. 5, 1988, 78-51.
Marshall will complete its three-game road stretch at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. in Richmond, Ky. For all the latest information about Marshall women's basketball, follow @HerdWBB on Twitter.