CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall coach Tom Herrion and point guard Kareem Canty thought their team’s mistakes were self-inflicted during Saturday night’s 74-64 loss to West Virginia.

Hear their postgame reaction after The Herd failed to hold a second-half lead at the Capital Classic.

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  • james hicks

    Face facts, The way WV played they was the one that should have lost but that basketball has a way of turning in the last few minutes. Not just this game but thousands. I am a WV fan but do rout for the Herd when they play others. Yes Canty is very good and will hate to see how good by the time he leaves. WV's guard is also very good this year and will only get btter

  • Phil M.

    Yes Jack you're right Canty is a good player. But Jack, the team that should win actually won the game.

    WVU played poorly and still won. Exactly what should happen playing a Conference USA Team.

  • Jack

    I am a fan of WVU and Marshall. I pull for both and want them to win every game. Marshall really deserved to win the Capital Classic. The freshman, Canty, is an outstanding player.

  • Phil M.

    Oh Jason, Marshall is still playing what ?

    Did you say football. Is that what they play in Conference USA.

    Jason look at their schedule. There are high school teams in Texas and Pennsylvania that play a tougher schedule than Marshall.

    Oh and just so you know We are Marshall !! Little Bro to WVU !!

  • Larry

    Whatever happened to the big center marshall had a few years ago, the one and done, is he starting in the NBA?

  • shawn

    WVU turned it up with 4 minutes to go. Its a shame it took them that long to wake up but a win is a win. Marshall has some good talent but they are young just like WVU. They really need to work on the team attitude though. They almost looked like WVU's team last year. I'm glad we got rid of the thugs from last year.

  • WVcoal

    Could'a, Would'a, Should'a. That is why you will remain a loser Tommy. Give credit where it is due and take responsibility for your shortcomings.

    • Jason

      Credit? Both teams are just not very good...at least right now...that is the reality.

      • WVcoal

        You are entitled to your opinion Jason, even if it is wrong. Cheers.

  • steve

    Play 36 not 40 and you lose! WV's 40 was better than the Herd's 40, CLEARLY!

  • Greg

    Don't give up on this guy Moo fans. Eventually even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Somewhere down the road there's a CBI invite in your future!

    • Jason

      I am a die hard MU fan...but as far as basketball goes...what I look forward to, is the clown pictures of Herrion in the paper each day after a game...they are always good for a chuckle.

  • Truthteller

    You should be a good sportsman and give WVU credit for making the effort to correct the problems and making adjustments to get the win. Saying we beat ourselves is just a cowards way of saying I can't be a grown up and and except defeat. WVU played terrible but was still in the game. Marshall fans please grow up and act your age not your IQ.

    • Jason

      Why are you even on a Marshall page anyway?

      • Truthteller

        Oh does Marshall own the metro news web site? You do know you live in America right?
        This is not Russia or Korea. If you would like to move there you have my permission. I can go on any web site I want to. This is America
        girly man. Love it or leave it!!!

        • Jason

          I didnt say you shouldnt be on here...I merely asked why? If you are not a fan and do not care about a team, what do you get out of posting on articles about another arbitrary team that means nothing to you? This is the exception since they did play WVU, but in general...just curious..what you get out of it? Assuming you do not care about Marshall, that is. I wonder the same thing about Mauldawg as well, but I stopped paying attention to Mauldawg when he/she didnt know that D1 football was the only division football that has bowl games.

          • Truthteller

            Good luck to both WV teams for the rest of the season. This is coming from a true WVU fan. Its not about us against them. Stop the tribal attitudes. It will never be a rival between these two schools. WVU has dominated Marshall and that does not make a rival. Its little brother playing against big brother.
            Accept it. Move on!

        • Mister Man

          That would be North Korea.

      • shawn

        Actually the article is linked to both WVU and Marshall news.

      • Mister Man

        This is a WVU page.

    • Brett

      Really? Have you never heard a coach say we beat ourselves? Focusing on what his team was doing and failed to hold on to at the end of the game?

  • Hailey

    Nice effort by the herd, but is this Herrion guy a nut job or what...the guy acts like a 5 yr old on the court

    • Larry

      I agree, definitely seems to be a loose cannon.

  • mauldawg

    Yea Tom WVU had nothing to do with kicking the herdies to the curb. If MU players weren't thugs and clowns they might learn how to play a full 40 minutes of basketball. Hey Taylor nice elbow. Real smart play.

  • steve

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Should have faked a heart attack again

    • Mark

      He is still recovering from the coin hitting him during the Pitt game a few years back.

  • squad

    Larry and William. Larry and William Larry and William.......ha ha ha..ho ho ho...ha ha ha..ho..ho,ho,,ho..santa claus is coming to town..tee hee hee..ha ha ha ...

    • Larry

      To clarify, it's Big Larry, not Larry, we are two different people.

  • Eddie

    Each time he loses, he's always saying its cause of his teams fault and never just saying the other team beat them. Never gives the other teams the credit

    • Habib Haddad

      If they keep their heads together down the stretch, Marshall wins this going away. I am with crazy Tom on this one.

      • Greg

        Maybe it's just that this is what you get when you hire a coach based on the fact he was pelted with a piece of ice in Motown.

      • mauldawg

        Same thing herdie fans say about football. if,if,if.

        • Jason

          Yep. I am a Marshall fan, and I am saying "if" it is real cold in annapolis for the bowl game, I am going to dress warm.

          • shawn

            By chance is it a BCS game you're playing in?

          • Jason

            Nope...not this year...what's your point? This year there are 70 teams playing in a bowl game..and 10 of them in a BCS bowl...which one is your team playing in this year? If your team is not one of those 10 (or 70 for that matter), then what is your point?

          • Mister Man

            Thank God for Creampuff USA, huh?

          • Jason

            Marshall is still playing football and WVU isn't....that is just eating you up. Get over it.

          • shawn

            Actually it doesn't eat me up at all. Marshall plays a weak schedule and lost against a weak Rice team in a weak Conference. I'm glad Marshall could go to the Butt Cheek Bowl. That 450 dollars they are getting should help get a few players out of jail next year.

          • Jason

            Yet you continue to take time out of your day to post comments about Marshall...Appreciate the time and effort. Marshall is just hanging around in your head. Good stuff.

          • shawn

            If you'll notice above, I was never dogging Marshall. I did however point out the fact that they have never and will never attend a BCS bowl game. Marshall fans like to dog WVU for not playing them in football but the truth is there is no reason to play. I would rather pick up a team from a BCS conference who is a true rivalry. Marshall is not a rival because they havent won a game against us in football. Marshall just hangs around like that last little drop of poop on a dogs butt. I just wish they would make Huntington a part of Ohio so you'll be where you belong.

          • shawn

            Hey listen...5 winning season in the last 12 years is really something to be proud of. Marshall has done well.

          • Jason

            Classy.

          • Jason

            Marshall has been bad the last 12 seasons (coincidentally the same timeframe WVU had its golden years and the MU/WVU games were played, most of them anyway). This year however, we see two programs moving in opposite directions. WVU may not see another bowl game for years...certainly they will never sniff a big 12 championship in our lifetime. Let's see how the next few seasons play out.