At this point, Marshall (6-12, 0-3) would love to have an overtime league loss on its ledger. The three losses have come by a combined 34 points, but the maximum deficits are much more damning - 12 against Texas-San Antonio, 18 against Texas-El Paso and 18 Thursday night against North Texas.
As one could imagine, the Herd's numbers aren't pretty - 35.6 percent from the floor in those three games, 16 of 70 from 3-point range 22.9 percent and 28 assists vs. 37 turnovers. Kareem Canty and Ryan Taylor have scored 53 percent of the team's points, bolstered by the 74 percent against North Texas. Not exactly a deep attack.
The Herd had roughly 39 hours from the end of the North Texas game to find something close to a solution, a way to make home court an advantage.
"As painful, as hard as it is, you've got to turn the page," Marshall coach Tom Herrion said. "You've got to have that short-term memory."
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter. com/dougsmock.