Men's Basketball

@HerdMBB to Close Out Non-Conference Home Schedule vs. West Virginia Wesleyan

Dec. 18, 2016

Monday, Dec. 19 | 6 p.m. ET
Huntington, W.Va. | Cam Henderson Center (9,048)
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall men's basketball team will close out its non-conference home schedule when it welcomes the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on Monday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.

In addition to coverage from @HerdMBB on Twitter and Instagram, the game can be found on the Thundering Herd IMG Sports Network with Steve Cotton on the call. Live stats will be available through .

Marshall suffered its fourth loss of the season when it lost at Akron, 99-88. Jon Elmore became the first player in program history to have three consecutive double-doubles with points and assists. Elmore became the first player to collect three straight double-doubles since James Kelly (2015-16) collected

three from Jan. 3-9. Austin Loop's 24 points were a season-high, which surpassed his previous high of 19 vs. Western Carolina (Nov. 19). Loop's seven field goals were a season-high. Browning scored at least 27 points in two consecutive games. Browning has also scored at least 30 points twice this season, which is the first time he has done so in his career. It is his first time to do so in his career. Milan Mijovic eight points were a career-high.

West Virginia Wesleyan has led the Mountain East Conference in scoring defense and defensive rebounding the last two years. Last year's team was ranked 25th nationally in scoring defense (DII). This year, the Bobcats have the No. 1 ranked scoring defense in the MEC. It is averaging 65.8 points per game. The Bobcats were selected eight in the MEC Preseason Poll, which was conducted by the league's coaches

Mo Berchie's 15.1 points per game are No. 19 among MEC players. Luke Layhew is No. 13 in rebounding in the MEC, averaging 7.1 boards per game. Berchie and Clay Todd are one of two sets of players in the MEC to rank in the top 10 for assists. Berchie averages 4.1, while Todd averages 4.7 per game. Berchie also leads the team with 36.8 minutes played per game. He is No. 2 in the MEC

Marshall will meet West Virginia Wesleyan for the first time since the 1964-65 season. It marks the longest gap between contests the Herd has between a non-conference opponent this season. The Herd leads the series, 29-13.

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Marshall will returns to the road to play in its fifth of six road games in the month of December when it takes on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. The Bearcats lead the series, 12-20.

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