Tip off Info
UTEP Miners (5-14, 3-4) at Marshall (13-8, 6-2)
Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia
5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Streaming: C-USA ($$)
Vegas says: Marshall is a -13 point favorite
Radio: 92.3 FM The Fox in El Paso, or UTEP Miners IMG Sports Network on TuneIn, (Jon Teicher/Steve Yellen)
- UTEP leads the series 10-4.
- The teams split two meetings last season. UTEP improved to 7-0 versus the Herd in the Haskins Center with a 112-108 victory on Feb. 4, 2016. But Marshall bounced the Miners from the Conference USA Tournament with an 87-85 triumph on March 10 in Birmingham.
- UTEP has won three times in five previous meetings between the teams in Huntington, W. Va., although Marshall has won the last two games played at the Cam Henderson Center.
- The Herd once again leads Conference USA in scoring, averaging 88 points per game. Six Marshall players are averaging over 10 points per game -- junior guard Jon Elmore (20.0 ppg), senior guard Stevie Browning (16.8 ppg), senior forward Ryan Taylor (14.9 ppg), senior guard Austin Loop (11.3 ppg), sophomore guard C.J. Burks (10.5 ppg) and junior forward Terrence Thompson (10.3 ppg).
- Marshall has scored 80+ points 17 times in 21 games, 90+ points 10 times and 100+ points on three occasions.
- The Herd ranks among the C-USA leaders in scoring margin (+4.1 ppg, fourth), free throw percentage (.733, fourth), field goal percentage (.468, fifth), three-point field goal percentage (.386, third), three-point field goal percentage defense (.342, fifth), three-pointers made per game (10.6, first), blocked shots (4.1 bpg, fourth), assists (16.8 apg, first), steals (6.5 spg, fifth), turnover margin (+1.4, fifth) and assist/turnover ratio (1.3, second).
- Elmore leads C-USA in scoring and is second in assists (6.3 apg), fourth in three-pointers made per game (2.4), seventh in steals (1.4 spg) and eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8). Browning is second in free throw percentage (.857), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.0), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.429) and ninth in scoring. Taylor is third in rebounding (8.6 rpg), fourth in blocks (1.8 bpg) and ninth in field goal percentage (.521). Loop is second in three-point field goal percentage (.454) and first in three-pointers made per game (3.3). Sophomore forward Ajdin Penava is 10th in blocks (1.1 bpg).
- The Herd rates seventh nationally in three-pointers per game, eighth in scoring offense and 27th in assists per game. Elmore is 13th in the country in assists per game. He is also eighth in free throws made (126) and attempted (157). Loop is 14th in three-point field goal percentage and 15th in three-pointers per game.