Wolfpack Moves Past @HerdMBB

Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone
RENO, Nev. - The Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team (4-8) fell to the Nevada Wolfpack (3-8) by a score of 83-55 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno Monday.




In the first half, the two sides traded baskets and stayed relatively close early, sparked by the Herd's five points from senior Cheikh Sane (Dakar, Senegal). However, Nevada was able to find inspiration from the hot hand of AJ West, who entered started the game, but scored his first bucket with just under 10 minutes to go in the half. From there, West caught fire, scoring 15 first half points to put help put Nevada up 38-30 at the halfway mark. Marshall was led by the three point shooting duo of redshirt sophomore Austin Loop (South Webster, Ohio) and redshirt junior Justin Edmonds (Albion, Mich.), each with six points.



The second half proved to be a completely different story, as Nevada was able to find points in transition and lead by as much as 32 on the way to the final score of 83-55. Nevada scored 48 points in the paint to Marshall's 15. The Wolfpack also scored 30 bench points compared to 18 for Marshall.



Edmonds led the Herd in scoring with 10 points. He was the only Marshall player in double figures.



West scored a game high 16 points and 10 rebounds. He was joined by Marqueze Coleman (13) and Michael Perez (12) in double digits for Nevada.



Up next for the Herd is the final nonconference game on the road against Akron on Dec. 30. The game will start at 7 p.m.



QUOTABLES



Head coach Dan D'Antoni on Nevada game:



"I felt like we were in mud and they were that much more athletic than us. They had an athletic team, they had a big team."



"A lot of it was us. This was the first road trip some of these young guys have taken together, so we've just got to get back and get better for next time."



On Offensive Looks

"We don't have a real penetrator that can get in and break the defense down. We've got looks that we make in practice - we do make them in practice and we didn't make them in this game. It's kind of the way we're going to have to play, we have to rely on our shooting and we haven't had it the last couple of games."



"It's one of those games. Hopefully it's that our legs were dead and we'll come back against Akron."
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