Frisco: The Marshall Thundering Herd are going dancing for the first time since 1987 after defeating Western Kentucky 67-66 in a highly contested C-USA championship game. Marshall out hustled the Hilltoppers all game long, The Herd even survived a WKU comeback late in the game.
Western Kentucky will likely be playing in the NIT this postseason which could be a nice ending to the Hilltoppers season as a trip to Madison Square Garden could be a nice ending to a very successful season in Bowling Green. Justin Johnson led the Hilltoppers with 21 points, with an impressive 4-9 from behind the three-point line.
Marshall will await the destination and opponent for the start of The Thundering Herds run in The Big Dance. The Herd will be a team that can upset a few folks behind the leadership of tournament MVP Jon Elmore who had 27 points for Marshall tonight.
In conclusion, the Conference USA tournament was one of the best conference tournaments in the country from the start with Southern Miss upsetting MTSU to the finish with Marshall cutting down the nets. One thing is for certain fans for many years to come will remember this tournament for the drama and the heart-stopping intensity that is CUSA basketball.
Early preseason pick to win the C-USA next year: