Marshall women set schedule
HUNTINGTON -- An expanded Conference USA schedule and games against nine teams that ended last season in postseason tournaments are on tap for Marshall University women's basketball in 2014-15.
C-USA membership changed from 16 teams to 14 teams and the regular-season league schedule expanded from 16 games to 18 games. Women's teams will follow a Thursday-Saturday format to conform with the men's teams.
Marshall will meet eight conference foes one time and face the other five teams home-andhome. The Thundering Herd's home-and-home opponents are Western Kentucky, Charlotte, Old Dominion, FIU and Florida Atlantic.
Head coach Matt Daniel begins his third season at Marshall. The Herd had an 11-20 overall record last season and finished last in the conference at 3-13. Marshall won its first -round conference tournament game against Florida Atlantic before falling to UAB. Just 12 of the 14 conference teams will qualify for the 2015 conference tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
Marshall's non-conference home games are with Maryland Eastern Shore, Salem International, Brescia and Robert Morris. Marshall opens the season at the URI Tip-Off Tournament against host Rhode Island and Fairfield along with road games at Cornell, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and Norfolk State.
The annual Capital Classic clash with West Virginia University in the Charleston Civic Center is Dec. 20.
NCAA tournament participants on the schedule are West Virginia, Robert Morris, Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. WNIT participants are Old Dominion, Charlotte, UTEP and Southern Miss. Fairfield played in the WBI.
The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.