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Herd opens C-USA basketball season at home

Staff Report

IRVING, Texas — Baseball’s pennant races are starting to heat up while college and pro football teams are ready to starting training.
But basketball isn’t sitting idle.
The Conference USA league office released the 2019-20 Marshall men’s basketball slate on Tuesday.
“With the losses of the key seniors last season, I’m looking forward to bringing new Herd leadership into conference play this season,” sixth-year Marshall head coach Dan D’Antoni said.
Marshall will begin C-USA action at home with Rice (Jan. 2) and North Texas (Jan. 4), before heading on the road for its first conference road swing at Middle Tennessee (Jan. 9) and UAB (Jan. 11).
The Herd then returns home for a three-game home stand against Charlotte (Jan. 16), Old Dominion (Jan. 18) and Western Kentucky (Jan. 22). MU then heads on the road for a trio of contests with a return trip to WKU (Jan. 25), at FIU (Jan. 30) and then begin February at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 1).
Marshall finishes up with home matchups against Southern Mississippi (Feb. 6) and Louisiana Tech (Feb. 8) before traveling to UTSA (Feb. 13) and UTEP (Feb. 15) before bonus play begins.
C-USA is bringing back bonus play for a second season. The league has placed a bye week between Feb. 15-21 before bonus play begins on Feb. 22. Like last season, there will be three pods, which will be determined by the standings after the first 14 games of conference action.
The dates for bonus play are Feb. 22, Feb. 27, March 1, March 4 and March 7, with every team having one of those dates off.
All national and regional television dates as well as tip times will be released at a later date.
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