NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the second time in three days, a 3-point basket with seconds remaining proved fatal for Marshall.

This time it came against Tulane, which got a clutch jumper from Jay Hook took with 1.4 seconds to play to give the Green Wave a 68-65 win Sunday afternoon at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Shawn Smith’s halfcourt heave at the buzzer was no good for Marshall (8-17, 2-8), which rallied from 15 points down in the second half.

The Herd’s Chris Thomas finished as the game’s leading scorer with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line, including two free throws that tied the game with 26 seconds left. Kareem Canty followed with 16 and Cheikh Sane with a career-high 11.

The Green Wave (13-11, 5-4 Conference USA), which evened the series at eight wins each, got 17 points and six assists from freshman guard Jonathan Stark, while Louis Dabney and Payton Henson each chipped in 14 points. Hook scored 11.

A 14-2 run put Tulane ahead 51-36 with 12:30 to play before nine straight points from Thomas helped the Herd work its way back into the game.

Sane’s putback tied it at 63 with 1:05 to play, but Stark made a driving layup with the shot clock winding down to put Tulane up 65-63 with 41 seconds left.

Marshall will have six days off between contests before taking on C-USA newcomer Charlotte on the road Saturday at 7 p.m.

bubble graphic


bubble graphic


  • Mister Man

    Marshall will get better. Marshall has a good coach. He has put the hammer down on players with a bad attitude or get into trouble. Things will be ok.

  • Billiam


  • Greg

    You know as a Freshman at WVU I too was struck in the cheek by a piece of ice falling off an overhang on the Coliseum. Being apparently the only qualification for the head basketball coach position at Moo I wonder where I can apply? It's assuredly coming vacant in a couple of weeks.

  • Florida Boy



  • jay zoom

    WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR---same cry the WVU basketball team will be saying after saturday

  • Larry

    Marshall is really bad at basketball.

  • Dave

    What a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be.
    I'm lovin' it !!

  • Big Jake

    Poor poor Marsha.

  • Slapnuts

    Marshall could just forfeit the rest of the season to save themselves embarrassment and travel costs.

    • WV Common Tater

      The same thing could be said for the 2014 WVU Football Season.

      • Slapnuts

        WVU-12...Marshall-0...that is all.

      • MTB

        How you figure that one out , far as I know the 2014 football season is still around 7 months away, guess you time traveled ahead and scoped it out. That comment was fact about the current sports season, not based on hope like your football prediction.

      • Aquarius

        thats your dream and to be determined .....but what's reality is Marsha is a horribly coached team that under performs on a regular basis...

        • WV Common Tater

          WVU Football also!

          • aquarius

   crushed me with that speechless. no win.