HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Coaches and players made their way to the Henderson Center press room after Thursday's basketball game.
Each gave brief statements.
But really there was only one question after North Texas took apart Marshall by 80-65 in a Conference USA game.
How long will Tom Herrion last as MU's coach?
It's become a legitimate question to ask. All one had to do was witness the first half of Thursday's game to understand.
In sum, Marshall was awful. It was ill prepared. It was undisciplined.
North Texas, you must understand, isn't Arizona or Syracuse. The Mean Green has no standouts. Its leading scorer against MU, Jordan Williams, had 20 points on 5-of-13 shooting.
UNT entered 9-7 overall and 0-2 in C-USA play. It had lost to Columbia and Idaho. Yet the Mean Green was almost giggling at Marshall at halftime.
Heading into the game, one knew MU couldn't go out jacking 3-point shots without working the ball inside.
Yet that's exactly what the Thundering Herd did. In the first half, MU hit just 3 of 15 from behind the arc. Overall, the hosts hit but 9 of 38 (23.7 percent). There were boos cascading from the 4,586 in attendance.
The subject is the hosts, keep in mind. The ones supposedly familiar with the floor and arena.
For MU, it was an embarrassment. There was little coaching or discipline evident. In the second half, Herrion ordered some ball screens for MU's Kareem Canty.
And there ya go. That's about it, folks.
"Our spirits are down," said Marshall's Ryan Taylor. "We've been close in a lot of games, but we haven't won. Tonight I thought we'd come out with a lot of energy because [Austin] Loop got a scholarship this week."