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Marshall Cruises Past Alice Lloyd

Reported by: Send eMail Mark Martin
Videographer: A.J. Good
December 17, 2013

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It's the week before Christmas and Marshall's men's basketball team is in search of a few early gifts.

One came Tuesday night with a victory over Alice Lloyd, 121-57.

Marshall easily cruised past the NAIA program from Kentucky bringing to an end a four-game losing streak.

The win improved Marshall to 5-6 on the season. A chance at another gift comes Saturday night when the Herd will be entertaining Arkansas State.

Ryan Taylor led the way for Marshall with 25 points. Chris Thomas added 19, Shawn Smith produced 18, Austin Loop had 17 while Kareem Canty and Tamron Manning each finished with 11. Canty also dished out a career-high 14 assists.

-West Virginia's basketball team returns to the court Sunday for a showdown with Purdue. Bob Huggins discusses the play of freshman Brandon Watkins, who scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Capital Classic win over Marshall.

-In football, Marshall continues to prepare for the Maryland Terrapins in the upcoming Military Bowl on December 27th. The Herd received good news this week that team MVP James Rouse will return for a sixth season of eligibility due to medical hardship.

-And it's another All-American honor for former George Washington standout Ryan Switzer. The one-time Patriot was named First Team All-American by ESPN as a kick returner. Switzer, who was the 2011 and 2012 Kennedy Award winner as West Virginia's top player, is a freshman at the University of North Carolina.


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