Jon Elmore had 12 points and Stevie Browning had 14 as Marshall falls short in the Conference USA championship game.
Marshall makes a record 19 three-pointers en route to its first Conference USA championship game since 2012.
Stevie Browning scored 24 points and Jon Elmore had 15 as the Thundering Herd move on to the Conference USA semifinals.
Stevie Browning had 22 points and five assists to lead the Herd to an 89-74 win in the Conference USA tournament.
Senior forward Ryan Taylor led the way with 29 points, including the go-ahead basket with six seconds left.
The Herd relied on its defense to defeat the Blazers for the first time since 2012.
Marshall had to hold off a furious WKU comeback in the second half to pick up the win on the road.
Cronin will join new Bulls' head coach Charlie Strong for the 2017 season.
Marshall shot just 3-for-25 outside as it lost at home for the first time this season.
Austin Loop hit six three-pointers, closing in on the Marshall career record.
The Herd beat Western Kentucky 94-80 on Saturday from Huntington.
Middle Tennessee used its physicality to hand the Herd its first C-USA loss of the year.
Jon Elmore posted 29 points and 10 assists to lead the way for the Herd.
Marshall went scoreless for the first eight minutes of the game, then came back to topple ODU.
Ryan Taylor scored a career-high 31 points as Marshall swept its Florida road swing.
Ajdin Penava scored a career-high 20 points in the win for the Herd.
Trailing by 29, Marshall clawed its way back into the game late against the Panthers.
A last second tip in prevents Marshall's upset of No. 24 Cincinnati.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – With a pair of ACC opponents looming to close out the non-conference schedule, Marshall (7-4) got a much needed tune up Monday...
Stevie Browning scored 31 points but it wasn't enough to bring the Herd back against the Zips.