Team preview: Marshall

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2005, 3:28 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

No disrespect intended for the school's mascot, but the last quality the Marshall basketball team needs right now is a herd mentality.

Best forgotten is most apt for the last turn through the MAC for Ron Jirsa's team. The Thundering Herd went 3-15 and won just once on the road in the league. Thirteen of their 22 total losses (which matched a school record no one wants) were by 10 or fewer points. And this was a veteran team; four seniors moved on, three of whom were starters.


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