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Herd plays two at home this week

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 09:21 PM

HUNTINGTON — A handful of Marshall University men’s basketball players were in the gym Sunday working out on their day off.

That was a good sign, head coach Tom Herrion indicated.

Marshall, 10-14 overall, lost five of its last six games and is tied for eighth place in Conference USA at 3-6 with seven regular season games remaining.

“We have a good group of kids,” Herrion said Monday before practice. “They’re trying to do the right things.”

Last-place Rice (5-18, 1-8) visits Marshall for a 7 p.m., Wednesday, game in Cam Henderson Center. First-place Memphis (20-3, 9-0) brings a No. 22 national ranking to town for an 8 p.m., Saturday, contest.

Check Tuesday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online for more of this story.