Marshall's March run seems like an eternity ago, as expectations have crashed with three straight embarrassing losses. In its last effort, a 94-57 drubbing at Ohio, the Bobcats scored an unheard-of 51 points off 26 MU turnovers.
The Herd's DeAndre Kane is expected to play his second game since missing four with a fractured bone in his hand, and won't get any relief from departed-by-text-message guard Kelvin Amayo. The hand's continued healing is key - for example, Ohio point guard D.J. Cooper aggressively defended on Kane's right hand, forcing him to use his left.
Herrion shook up the practice schedule early this week, trying to shake the team out of its doldrums. For instance, he split Monday's practice into two sessions, having a physical workout in midday and an afternoon session emphasizing shooting and film study.
"We were really good yesterday, great attitude," Herrion said Tuesday. "We always talk about how it's a fresh start, that's all."
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