"We've got our hands full, we know that. Obviously we've got to get some work done [Saturday] before we travel up there. I know it's a game our kids will be excited to play."
The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Yarou averaged 11.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game last season as a junior, but if there's one thing the Herd should be equipped to handle, it's size.
In Friday's 81-47 season-opening win over Longwood, the Herd rolled out a starting lineup that consisted of Spikes (6-10, 230), Robert Goff (6-9, 240) and Dennis Tinnon (6-8, 232) at the small-forward position. With reserves J.P. Kambola (6-9, 240), Jamir Hanner (6-8, 210), Elijah Pittman (6-9, 219) and Yous Mbao (7-2, 249), you begin to see why Herd players and coach are confident in their ability to match up with a Big East foe.
"In all honesty I'm not sure there are many teams in the country that have the size that we have when we start the lineup we started tonight," Herrion said. "So, we'll see how they match up against us."
Kane led Marshall on Friday with 18 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three blocks, while junior-college transfer D.D. Scarver also scored 18 points.
Maurice Sutton came off the bench to score a team-high 12 points in Villanova's season-opening 78-58 win over the District of Columbia on Friday.
The game will be shown on espn3.com.
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