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Shereef Mitchell (4) Guard position on Ohio Univeristy's Mens Basketball team shoots an open three pointer at The Convo, in Athens, Ohio on Dec. 6, 2023.

Men's Basketball: Ohio looks to get back on track against Marshall

Ohio (5-3) will look to make up for a poor midweek showing against Youngstown State when it takes on Marshall (2-6) this Saturday. 

Ohio is coming off one of its worst shooting performances of the season, where it could only convert 28% of its shots in the first half against Youngstown State. 

Marshall, on the other hand, is coming to The Convo with a four-game losing streak and a rough start to its season. 

Here is all that you need to know:

Game Information

Opponent: Marshall (2-6)

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: The Convo (Athens)

How to Watch: ESPN+ 

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Meet the Opponent 

Head Coach: Dan D’Antoni (tenth season)

Projected Starters for Marshall:

#0 Kevon Voyles 

#11 Kam Curfman 

#4 Jacob Conner 

#25 Obinna Anochili-Killen

#41 Nate Martin

Statistical Leaders for Marshall:

Points: Anochili-Killen (14 per game)

Rebounds: Martin (9.8 per game)

Assists: Curfman (22)

Steals: Voyles  (13)

Blocks: Martin (13)

Field Goal Percentage: Martin (62%)

Three-Point Percentage: Cameron Crawford (29%, Minimum 10 attempted)

Free Throw Percentage: Curfman (87%)


Since 2010, Ohio has played Marshal 11 times in what has become a rivalry between two teams within 100 miles of one another. 

Ohio has the edge in the series with 7 wins compared to Marshall’s 4. In December 2022, Ohio fell 83-69 against Marshall on the road. However, Ohio has yet to lose in The Convo to Marshall. 

The series between Ohio and Marshall is one of particular importance to Ohio Coach Jeff Boals, who was an assistant coach at Marshall from 1999 to 2003. 

Player to Watch (Marshall): Cameron Crawford 

Crawford tallied a career-high 20 points off the bench on Wednesday against Duquesne. Crawford, a 6-foot-5-inch sophomore, is proof of the Thundering Herd's depth off the bench. Ohio must plan carefully to defend Crawford, who stands taller than most of Ohio’s starting lineup. 

Player to Watch (Ohio): Aidan Hadaway 

Hadaway is coming off back-to-back good games. The 6-foot-8-inch sophomore also comes off the bench for the Bobcats and has back-to-back games of 7-plus points. On Wednesday against Youngstown State, Hadaway was one of the only bright spots in a rough offensive performance with 14 points off the bench. Expect Hadaway to see more playing time this weekend against Marshall.


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