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C-USA Men's Basketball Tournament: UTEP to Face Marshall Thursday

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 11:49pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:31pm

UTEP (23-8, 11-5 C-USA) plays its Quarterfinal Conference USA Tournament game against surging Marshall (22-10, 9-7 C-USA). The Herd has won seven of eight games, and defeated Houston, 97-87 in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.

#3 UTEP will face #6 Marshall, 5:30pm Thursday at the Haskins Center.  As of Thursday night, 3000 tickets remained unsold for the game.

SCOUTING MARSHALL
Freshman guard DeAndre Kane leads the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game, followed by Pitts (15.5 ppg) and senior forward Tirrell Baines (12.4 ppg). Marshall is first in C-USA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.289), and third in scoring offense (73.0 ppg), field goal percentage (.456), field goal percentage defense (.410) and rebound margin (+4.4 avg.). Kane is the highest-scoring freshman in the league, and junior swingman Dago Pena ranks second in C-USA in three-point percentage (.438).

SERIES HISTORY
UTEP leads the series 6-1 and is 3-0 versus the Herd at the Don Haskins Center with wins during the 2006-07 (88-64) and 2008-09 (74-67) seasons. The Miners are 6-0 versus the Herd since joining C-USA, the only team they haven’t lost to since joining the league. The Miners did lose their first-ever matchup with Marshall, 64-62, on Dec. 8, 1972 at the Bayou Classic in Lafayette, La.
UTEP’s Tim Floyd is 1-1 against Marshall with a 65-58 loss in the Hawaii Early Season Tournament on Dec. 11, 1987 -- his second season as a collegiate head coach at Idaho.Floyd has never coached against Marshall’s Tom Herrion.
 

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