CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Marshall's basketball team lumbers into 2014 with a long list of resolutions. The overriding one: Play better on the road.
Losing away from Huntington is piling up, including an 0-6 mark in the 2013 version of this season. Three days after getting blasted at South Carolina, the Thundering Herd will attempt to end that misery tonight at Akron.
Tip-off time is at 7 p.m.
The Herd (5-8) last won away from home on Feb. 20, 2013, 82-70 at Central Florida. Over two seasons, the streak has hit nine games in neutral or true road games.
As for this season, the difference for the Herd between home and road has been astounding. The road opponents have been better, as one can imagine, with the Herd playing at Vanderbilt, Penn State and South Carolina, as well as the usual neutral-site game against West Virginia.
But the 92-65 loss at South Carolina wasn't a confidence-booster. The Gamecocks outscored the Herd 56-34 to blow the game open.
Some of MU's horrifying numbers from that loss: