NCAA Tournament March Madness

#225 Marshall

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Marshall's season showcases a squad that has encountered its fair share of struggles, notably in performing against top-tier competition. The Thundering Herd's defeats to Kentucky and James Madison, two squads with solid reputations, highlight the difficulties they've faced stepping up in class. The close loss to Toledo also signals a missed opportunity to nab a quality win. However, Marshall did manage to find some success against respectable rivals with victories against UNC Greensboro and Louisiana. Their inconsistency, particularly on the defensive end, is illustrated by the trouble they've had in back-to-back games against Appalachian State and the split results with Georgia State and James Madison. To bolster their case for the tournament, the Herd's path is clear: they must capture their conference title to secure an automatic bid, as their current resume is unlikely to impress the selection committee enough for an at-large berth.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Queens NC248W89-73
11/19(N)Utah St47L83-60
11/20(N)Florida Intl270W80-69
12/2Miami OH259L79-74
12/16UNC Greensboro135W72-65
12/21UNC Wilmington117L78-69
1/6@Texas St169W79-75
1/10Ga Southern280W79-74
1/13South Alabama217L91-85
1/18@Old Dominion296L91-66
1/20@James Madison51L67-52
1/24Georgia St228W77-68
1/27Southern Miss229W83-67
2/1Old Dominion296L83-76
2/3Coastal Car315W91-74
2/15@Appalachian St81L73-58
2/17@Coastal Car315L74-67
2/21James Madison51L84-58
2/24Appalachian St81L65-58
2/28@Ga Southern280L87-73
3/1@Georgia St228L82-79
3/7(N)Georgia St228W86-74
3/9(N)James Madison51L81-64