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Friday, September 29, 2023

Men's Basketball

UH hopes to trample Herd

The Cougars hope to ride the momentum of Saturday’s win against Conference USA co-leader Southern Miss, into Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday where they will take on Marshall.

UH (12-13, 4-8 C-USA) displayed confidence and toughness Saturday night, something that they have been without as of late.

“I don’t know where it came from, but I’m happy it did and hopefully we can move on from this win and go get Marshall,” junior Jonathon Simmons said.

Marshall (16-10 ,7-5) has been tough at home this year (11-3).

The Herd have been a mediocre team on offense, but win games on the strength of their rebounding. They lead C-USA in rebounding margin (+7.8). Forward Dennis Tinnon leads the Herd with 9.8 rebounds per game, third in C-USA.

The Cougars will also be tasked with containing guard DeAndre Kane, who is fourth in C-USA in scoring at 15.8 points per game.

“Beating Southern Miss builds up a lot of confidence for us,” freshman TaShawn Thomas said. “Going into our next couple of games and into the Conference tournament.”

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