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Marshall travels to face No. 4 Maryland – Charleston Gazette

Marshall travels to face No. 4 Maryland – Charleston Gazette



The Marshall men’s basketball group will have to finish streaks and sire trends to win during No. 4 Maryland currently (4 p.m., Big Ten Network).

The Thundering Herd (4-8) has won 4 of 6 games given an 0-6 start to a unchanging season, though meets a Terrapins group that is 10-1 and has wins over Georgetown, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Maryland’s usually detriment is to former Atlantic Coast Conference reflection North Carolina, that is ranked No. 7 in a Associated Press poll.

Maryland trails usually No. 1 Michigan State (12-0), No. 2 Kansas (9-1) and No. 3 Oklahoma (8-0) in a inhabitant rankings.

The Terrapins will be Marshall’s 17th competition in module story ranked in a tip 5 during a time of a game. The Herd is 0-16 all-time in those games entering Sunday’s matchup during a 17,500-seat Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. Marshall has mislaid those 16 games by an normal of 21.1 points.

If a Terrapins event during home, it’ll turn a Herd’s highest-ranked plant ever. That pretension belongs to St. Johns, that was No. 8 when it fell to Marshall on Dec. 18, 1971.

Overall, a Herd is 7-59 all-time opposite tip 25 teams, with a final win entrance Jan. 19, 2011 opposite No. 21 West Virginia in a Capital Classic during a Charleston Civic Center. Marshall has mislaid 6 uninterrupted games to ranked teams.

It’s not usually Maryland’s standing as a top-five group that will plea a Herd. Marshall is 4-39 in loyal highway games a final 4 seasons, including 0-4 in 2015-16 and 1-16 underneath second-year manager Dan D’Antoni.

The Herd is led by 6-foot-8 comparison brazen James Kelly, who averaged 27.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in dual games in Las Vegas final week. For a season, Kelly is 17.8 points and 9.3 rebounds — a usually actor in Conference USA ranked in a tip 5 of both categories.

Marshall ensure Austin Loop is averaging 11.1 points per game, and has 3 20-point performances in his past 5 games.

The pivotal for Maryland is 6-3 sophomore ensure Melo Trimble, who averages 15.0 points and 5.7 assists. Trimble was picked as a Big Ten’s preseason Player of a Year.

The Terrapins’ backcourt also facilities a actor with a Marshall connection. Jaylen Brantley, a 5-11 sophomore who is averaging 2.3 points per diversion off a bench, spent one deteriorate in Huntington as an educational non-qualifier. Brantley left a module following a 2013-14 deteriorate and manager Tom Herrion’s depart from a program, and he landed during Odessa Community College in Texas.

Brantley played one deteriorate during a youth college turn and turn a No. 12 rated JUCO awaiting before he picked Maryland as a mark to resume his Division we career. He scored 11 points in a initial 10 games of this deteriorate before violation out with 14 points in 12 mins in an 82-61 win opposite Princeton on Dec. 19.

Marshall vs. tip 5 teams (opposition arrange in parentheses)

2011 — during Syracuse (3) L, 62-56

2008 — Memphis (2) L, 68-45

2007 — during Memphis (5) L, 92-71

2006 — Memphis (3) L, 91-81

2001 — during Kentucky (4) L, 89-76

1995 — vs. Kentucky (5) L, 118-99

1994 — during Kentucky (5) L, 116-75

1994 — during North Carolina (2) L, 116-62

1990 — vs. Indiana (5) L, 91-67

1983 — vs. Georgetown (5) L, 82-71

1971 — during Marquette (2) L, 74-72

1968 — vs. Houston (1) L, 102-93

1963 — during Loyola (2) L, 103-58

1961 — during Cincinnati (2) L, 77-49

1961 — Cincinnati (3) L, 69-57

1958 — during Cincinnati (1) L, 106-86

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