Cedrick Williams, a 6-foot-9 senior, leads the Seahawks with 14.7 points per game and 12 blocks and is averaging 6.2 rebounds. 6-4 junior Addison Spruill averages 12.5 points, 6-2 senior Tanner Milson has hit half of his 26 3-point attempts and 6-8 Shane Reybold leads with 7.2 rebounds per game.
And beware: UNCW is topping the 70 percent mark in free throws, sitting at .704 to Marshall's .589.
Elijah Pittman is averaging a team-high 28 points for the Herd, but he has slipped below 60 percent from the line. Kareem Canty is shooting better from the line and averaging 16.5 points, but his 32-19 assist-to-turnover ratio must improve. Ryan Taylor averages a team-high 6.5 rebounds to go with his 13-point average.
Marshall's 3-point shooting percentage has dipped to .319 after a 7-of-23 outing Thursday, just another factor in the Herd's failure to put opponents away.
"We've got to stop giving the game away," Canty said.
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