In a game marred by 58 fouls, Marshall (5-8, 0-0) could not keep up with host South Carolina (6-6, 0-0), falling to the Gamecocks 92-65. The 27 point defeat was the Thundering Herds worst of the season.
Marshall's difficult evening was exemplified by point guard Kareem Canty. The freshman committed 11 turnovers and missed all six of his three point attempts. Adding insult to injury, Canty only converted two of his 15 shots from the field.
The Herd was dominated on the glass by South Carolina with the Gamecocks holding a 44-27 rebounding advantage. Marshall also allowed South Carolina to shoot over 50% from the field (34-66, 51.5%) and three point range (6-12, 50%).
Losers of six of their last seven games, Marshall returns to action on Thursday at Akron.
Huntington Herald Dispatch
USA routs Herd, 92-65
South Carolina's Physicallity Too Much for Marshall