"They're a very, very physical club, as you would expect with a Frank Martin team," Herrion said. "I've known Frank for a long time. His teams are tough, disciplined."
A 5-foot-11 senior, Williams' 24-point game against Akron gives him a 9.8 average, behind 6-3 junior guard Tyrone Johnson (10.6) and 6-5 freshman guard Sindarius Thornton (11.7). Mindaugas Kacinas is the leading rebounder at 5.6 per game, and Johnson averages 4.0 assists.
The Herd has some injury concerns, as big man Cheikh Sane (foot) is questionable and Tamron Manning (groin) is doubtful.
This is Marshall's first game in nine days, since the team broke for the holidays after the Arkansas State game.
"We had a handful of guys who didn't go home," Herrion said. "This team is still eager and hungry for consistency and success."
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