I wanted to point out an interesting statistic Charleston Daily Mail reporter Chuck McGill dug up in his Marshall-UAB preview from Wednesday. McGill noted that when MU shoots above 42.5% and wins the rebounding battle they also win the game. This has held true for all of the Thundering Herd’s victories this season. Marshall has lost every game when those two criteria are not met.
These parameters, which I have dubbed “The McGill Matrix” held true last night, Marshall shot well below 42.5% and tied UAB on the boards, resulting in a 56-49 loss.
As the season progresses we will keep an eye on the McGill Matrix and how it defines Marshall’s wins and losses.