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Ohio guard Mark Sears drives into the Capital paint during an exhibition basketball game against Capital University at Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

Men's Basketball: Marshall scouting report and how to watch

Ohio is nearing the end of its nonconference schedule. With just two games left before it enters Mid-American Conference play, Ohio has the chance to finish the first leg of its season with a win when it hosts Marshall in The Convo on Wednesday. 

Ohio remains undefeated in The Convo while Marshall is 1-2 on the road. However, Marshall has won its last three games. 

Here’s a look at the Thundering Herd ahead of Wednesday night’s matchup:

Game information

Opponent: Marshall

Venue: The Convo

Time: 7 p.m.

Watch: ESPN+

Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Live stats: Live stats are provided here.

Meet the opponent

Probable starters

24 Taevion Kinsey

02 Darius George

00 Andrew Taylor

31 Mikel Beyers

21 Goran Miladinovic

Individual statistical leaders

Points: Kinsey (21.2 points per game)

Rebounds: Obinna Anochili-Killen (7.2 rebounds per game)

Assists: Taylor (5.7 assists per game)

Field goal percentage: Aymeric Toussaint (87%)

3-point percentage: Jeremy Dillon (50%)

Free throw percentage: Taylor (80%)

Team statistical profile

Points per game: 83.1

Rebounds per game: 42.2

Assists per game: 15.8

Turnovers per game: 12.7

Field goal percentage: 46.9%

3-point percentage: 28.3%

Free throw percentage: 70.3%

The series

The Bobcats lead the Herd 56-49 in the all-time series. The two last met last season on Dec. 13, 2020, where the Herd defeated the Bobcats 81-67 in Huntington, West Virginia. 

Player to watch

Kinsey — The junior is more than just a high-scoring guard. Kinsey is Marshall’s go-to man for running up the score. He hasn’t scored less than 21 points in a game since Marshall’s loss to Campbell on Nov. 18, and even then he ended his night in double figures. 

Kinsey has also been a constant presence on the court. He’s played all 40 minutes in four games this season, including when he scored 30 points against Akron on Dec. 1.

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