HUNTINGTON – With the common season over, all eyes for Marshall’s males’s and girls’s basketball groups are on Texas this week.
Following the tip of Saturday’s video games, Marshall’s males’s and girls’s groups have found their instances and potential opponents for the Convention USA event, which kicks off Tuesday in Frisco, TX.
For Marshall’s males, the Thundering Herd did no matter it took to place themselves for a bye by sweeping Charlotte, however Outdated Dominion’s victory over western Kentucky on Friday left the herd because the seed. # 3 within the East Division.
Which means the herd will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday towards the winner of Tuesday’s West Division sport between No.6 Rice and No.7 Southern Miss.
Marshall’s head coach Dan D’Antoni stated his workforce are keen to come back again down and pursue their championship desires.
“It is a powerful street and anybody can win this event forward,” D’Antoni stated. “We simply must exit in each sport and play like we’re racing. Do not go searching, do not look again. Simply run to the strip as quick as you possibly can.
“We’ll play the way in which we do, we’re not going to fret about what everybody else is doing round us. We’ll run for the gang and we’re not trying again.
D’Antoni appears like her workforce are enjoying a few of their finest ball of the season as they head to Frisco for the event.
Marshall’s girls’s coach Tony Kemper additionally feels her squad has peaked previously three weeks as they head to Frisco.
Over the previous three weeks, Kemper’s workforce have confronted the seed in every division (Rice within the West, Center Tennessee within the East) and then-No. 2 seeds from North Texas within the West Division.
Marshall parted methods with the three groups and was at a defensive cease in North Texas and a five-minute offensive lull in Center Tennessee to win street sweeps.
Kemper is aware of his workforce can play with anybody, however the herd’s street will not be straightforward as a No.5 seed.
Marshall’s girls play at 3 p.m. Wednesday towards Louisiana Tech. The Herd and Bulldogs break up two video games at Huntington to start out the league in 2021.
Louisiana Tech received in additional time in Sport 1 earlier than the Flock claimed a 61-57 victory in Sport 2. On the time, Marshall solely had seven gamers because of a COVID-19 shutdown earlier than the collection.
Each groups are scheduled to journey to Frisco, Texas on Monday in preparation for the Convention USA event.
Play-in matches kick off Tuesday afternoon in each divisions at The Star’s Ford Heart. All 14 groups within the league have certified for the event.