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Marshall picked as #7 Cinderella March Madness Team
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Quote:Most mid-major teams with realistic aspirations of becoming the next Cinderella story have a balanced scoring attack. Maybe they have one dominant scorer, like Stephen Curry for Davidson in 2008. If they're lucky, they'll have two guys shouldering the load, like R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow for Georgia State in 2015.

But Marshall has three stars each averaging better than 16 points per game. In addition to impressive averages, Jon Elmore (21.9 PPG), C.J. Burks (21.8 PPG) and Ajdin Penava (16.3) have each had at least one game this season with 32 points scored. If the Thundering Herd can win the Conference USA tournament—they have no hope of an at-large bid with this resume—they'll be a terrifying first-round opponent for some unfortunate squad.

With three guys averaging a combined 60 points per game, what Marshall does best is put the ball in the hoop. This team plays at the fourth-highest adjusted tempo in the nation and has an effective field-goal percentage well above the national average.

Though Penava averages 6.4 blocks per 40 minutes, Marshall's defense is woeful. The Thundering Herd allow 81.4 points per game, and it isn't just a product of their fast pace. They gave up 112 and 114 points, respectively, in losses to Western Kentucky and William & Mary. Also, their average rebound margin (minus-4.9) is among the worst in the country.

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02-05-2018 11:01 PM
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Can't be Cinderella if you don't get invited to the ball.
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(02-06-2018 12:51 AM)banker Wrote:  Can't be Cinderella if you don't get invited to the ball.

I think the idea is to kick the door down. No high heels, of course.
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Don't see it this year. Definitely a possibility next year though.
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It's a nice thought, but we don't have it all together this year, IMHO. I hope I'm wrong. We need another big (or two).
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You have to stop other team on occasion...
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If they can play like they did against MT, and catch a couple of breaks in Frisco.... you never know

Seen too much wild stuff go on in conference tourneys.

Sometimes the ball just needs to bounce your way.

Lots of variables -- foul trouble, injuries, freakishly good or bad shooting nights
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At least the tournament isn't in B'ham. 05-stirthepot
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(02-06-2018 10:56 AM)KAjunRaider Wrote:  Sometimes the ball just needs to bounce your way.

Our ball is a prism.
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(02-06-2018 10:52 AM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  You have to stop other team on occasion...

Ironic.
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(02-06-2018 12:51 AM)banker Wrote:  Can't be Cinderella if you don't get invited to the ball.

(02-06-2018 08:47 AM)SVHerd Wrote:  Don't see it this year. Definitely a possibility next year though.

(02-06-2018 10:18 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  It's a nice thought, but we don't have it all together this year, IMHO. I hope I'm wrong. We need another big (or two).

I'm really going to date myself to some of you:

Like the segment on the Arsenio Hall Show "Things that make you go HMMMMM"
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(03-17-2018 12:52 AM)HerdZoned Wrote:  
(02-06-2018 12:51 AM)banker Wrote:  Can't be Cinderella if you don't get invited to the ball.

(02-06-2018 08:47 AM)SVHerd Wrote:  Don't see it this year. Definitely a possibility next year though.

(02-06-2018 10:18 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  It's a nice thought, but we don't have it all together this year, IMHO. I hope I'm wrong. We need another big (or two).

I'm really going to date myself to some of you:

Like the segment on the Arsenio Hall Show "Things that make you go HMMMMM"

I've never been happier to be so wrong....
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This is obvious but worth repeating--

The fact that Marshall (and MT, WKU, and others for that matter) are considered sleepers or cinderellas or whatever is due to the lack of exposure in the media for the most part. Out of sight out of mind.

Like most of the country, I hadn't watched a Cusa team until yesterday.
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