HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall's loss to Morehead State on Sunday featured more marching than an Army boot camp.
To the free-throw line, anyway.
The foul-related numbers from the Eagles' 102-94 overtime win over the Thundering Herd are staggering. It starts with 76 fouls, 44 for the Herd and 32 for Morehead.
That brought a mind-numbing 108 free throws and eight disqualifications, five for Marshall.
Sure, there were five extra minutes and Marshall fouled at the end. If you want the end-of-regulation numbers, here they are: 68 fouls (37 MU, 31 Morehead), 90 free throws (Morehead 51, Marshall 39) and seven disqualifications (MU four, Morehead three).
Do the smaller numbers help the aesthetics amid the NCAA's emphasis on reducing contact? Not really.
More important, how will coaches and players adjust?
"You guys have an answer?" MU coach Tom Herrion asked the postgame media gathering. "Twenty-five years, I have never - make sure I am very clear, I am not complaining - I've never seen 108 free throws.
"I'm not complaining one bit about the officiating. We had three good guys on the game today. I talk about adjusting, we didn't adjust, we got beat too easy and let them live on the foul line."
Oh, Morehead dined on the line, overcoming an eight-miss streak to hit 40. Marshall was running out of people to go to the line - after Yous Mbao became MU's player to reach five fouls, the Herd had Elijah Pittman, Kareem Canty, DeVince Boykins, Chris Thomas and Tamron Manning, plus walk-ons Austin Loop and Kevin McNair.
Go ahead and fill five "true" positions with that. Herrion called his lineup "scrambled eggs."