MRSH Marshall Thundering Herd 68
Marshall Thundering Herd Marshall Overall (7-5)
ATS (3-6-1)
O/U (4-6)
December 22 2018
- SEC Network+
TXAM Texas A&M Aggies 92
Texas A&M Aggies Texas A&M Overall (6-4)
ATS (3-5)
O/U (2-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 162 Spread ATS
12
627 Marshall Thundering Herd +300 Under -110 (+7.5) -110 UNDER: 160
3335
628 Texas A&M Aggies -360 Over -110 (-7.5) -110 Cover: 16.5
4151
Final
Money Line Total: 162 Spread ATS
627 MRSH +300 Under: -110 (+7.5) -110 UNDER: 160
628 TXAM -360 Over: -110 (-7.5) -110 Cover: 16.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/22/2018
12:57 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:24 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:15 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:09 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
11:45 AM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
11:27 AM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
TXAM
-360
MRSH
+300
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
TXAM
-320
MRSH
+260
12/22/2018
9:54 AM
TXAM
-320
MRSH
+260
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
TXAM
-320
MRSH
+260
12/22/2018
9:18 AM
TXAM
-320
MRSH
+260
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
12:57 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:24 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:15 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:09 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
11:45 AM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
11:27 AM
TXAM(-8)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
TXAM(-8)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
9:54 AM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
9:18 AM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/21/2018
10:27 PM
TXAM(-7.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/21/2018
8:24 PM
TXAM(-8)
-110
MRSH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
12:57 PM
162
-110
162
-110
12/22/2018
12:24 PM
163
-110
163
-110
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
162½
-110
162½
-110
12/22/2018
12:18 PM
163
-110
163
-110
12/22/2018
12:15 PM
161½
-110
161½
-110
12/22/2018
12:09 PM
160½
-110
160½
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
160
-110
160
-110
12/22/2018
11:45 AM
159
-110
159
-110
12/22/2018
11:27 AM
159
-110
159
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
157½
-110
157½
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
157½
-110
157½
-110
12/22/2018
9:54 AM
156½
-110
156½
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
155
-110
155
-110
Recap

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The holidays are a time for sharing - and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is loving what he's witnessing from his players on that front.

"I like to see it when we have five, almost six guys in double figures," Kennedy said. "That means we're sharing the ball, and we're harder to defend."

Christian Mekowulu and TJ Starks each scored 17 points and Josh Nebo added 16 as A&M defeated Marshall 92-68 on Saturday in Reed Arena. For good measure the Aggies also had Brandon Mahan scoring 12, Jay Jay Chandler adding 11 and John Walker chipping in nine.

"It's hard to guard us when you've got five players in double figures," Starks said. "You don't know who's going to score, or when they're going to score."

The Aggies (6-4) dominated the Thundering Herd (6-6) in rebounds (54-30), points in the paint (58-24) and bench points (44-14). Rondale Watson led the Thundering Herd with 19 points and C.J. Burks added 18, while A&M's Savion Flagg led all rebounders with a dozen.

Marshall led 27-24 with 6:47 remaining in the first half, before the Aggies heated up to close out the first 20 minutes. Starks, who came off the bench for the first time this season, sank a 3-pointer to tie the game at 27-27 with 6:23 to the break, and Mahan and Nebo took over from there.

Mahan scored A&M's next four points, and Nebo then collected three field goals — including two tip-ins and a dunk — in the final four minutes of the first half to lift the Aggies to a 41-33 lead at the break. It was all downhill from there for the Thundering Herd, who saw a two-game win streak snapped.

"A&M has won five straight and (Kennedy) does a great job, but this game was on us, not so much him," said Marshall coach Dan D'Antoni, whose younger brother, Mike D'Antoni, coaches the NBA's Houston Rockets about 100 miles from College Station.

Marshall backup forward Iran Bennett hurt his ankle in the first half in trying to defend an A&M drive to the basket, and Bennett sat out the second half with a walking boot on his right foot. D'Antoni said Bennett would be evaluated further on Sunday.

BIG PICTURE

Marshall: The Thundering Herd are closing out their nonconference schedule with a couple of "name" opponents in A&M and Virginia, and the experience of playing a couple of salty SEC and ACC foes will only help Marshall in Conference USA play - despite the double-digit thumping on Saturday.

A&M: The Aggies continue to play without senior guard and leader Admon Gilder, who's missed all 10 games with an undisclosed health issue, but they're playing their best ball of the season with SEC play right around the corner. A&M has won five consecutive games for the first time since opening last season 8-0, a squad that made the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

STATS OF THE NIGHT

Eight of Nebo's 10 first-half points came on tip-ins or dunks. Overall, he made all seven of his shots from the field and both of his free throws.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Flagg skied for a dunk off a perfect pass from Nebo on a fast break to lift A&M to a 35-29 lead late in the first half — Flagg's first points in two games after missing all three of his field-goal attempts against Valparaiso.

HE SAID IT

"When TJ is engaged like that, it makes our team a lot better. He was really good coming off the bench — his attitude was good and his performance was good..." Kennedy on Starks coming off the bench for the first time this season.

UP NEXT

Marshall also takes off a few days for Christmas before playing at Virginia on New Year's Eve, in its last nonconference game before opening Conference USA play on Jan. 3 at Old Dominion.

A&M breaks for a few days for Christmas prior to playing host to Texas Southern on Dec. 29, in its final nonconference contest before beginning SEC play on Jan. 5 at home against Arkansas.

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Matchup
Thundering Herd Overall
W/L 7-5
ATS 3-6-1
Pts For 82.0
Pts Against 80.2
Total 4-6
Thundering Herd Away
W/L 2-4
ATS 2-4
Pts For 80.2
Pts Against 90.2
Total 4-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
1:00 PM
at Texas A&M L 92-68 L (7.5) U (162)
12-15
1:00 PM
at Akron W 75-74 W (4.5) U (155)
12-10
6:00 PM
Morehead State W 76-64 T (-12) U (168)
12-8
1:30 PM
Toledo L 75-74 L (-2.5) U (169.5)
12-5
6:00 PM
at Duquesne L 93-82 L (-1) O (162.5)
12-1
2:30 PM
at Ohio L 101-84 L (-3) O (164)
11-28
6:00 PM
William & Mary W 84-64 W (-8) U (177)
11-23
5:00 PM
at Maryland L 104-67 L (9.5) O (164.5)
11-19
6:00 PM
North Carolina A&T W 95-71
11-14
6:00 PM
Mount St. Mary's W 98-75
Avg. Points For 80.3
Avg. Points Against 81.3
ATS 2-5-1
Over/Under 3-5
Aggies Overall
W/L 6-4
ATS 3-5
Pts For 75.7
Pts Against 69.3
Total 2-6
Aggies Home
W/L 5-2
ATS 2-3
Pts For 78.9
Pts Against 66.3
Total 1-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
1:00 PM
Marshall W 92-68 W (-7.5) U (162)
12-19
7:30 PM
Valparaiso W 71-49 W (-10.5) U (142.5)
12-15
10:00 PM
at Oregon State W 67-64 W (4.5) U (139.5)
12-3
7:00 PM
Northwestern State W 80-59
11-23
6:30 PM
South Alabama W 74-62 L (-13) U (145.5)
11-20
10:30 PM
at Washington L 71-67 L (-3.5) U (146.5)
11-18
9:30 PM
Minnesota L 69-64 L (-5.5) U (152)
11-15
10:30 PM
at Gonzaga L 94-71 L (17) O (159)
11-9
8:30 PM
UC Irvine L 74-73 L (-4) O (146.5)
11-7
8:30 PM
Savannah State W 98-83
Avg. Points For 75.7
Avg. Points Against 69.3
ATS 3-5
Over/Under 2-6
Scoring
Marshall
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Rondale Watson (G) 29:006-14 42.9%2-5 40%5-7 71.4%3631012019
C.J. Burks (G) 32:006-14 42.9%3-6 50%3-6 50%0222021018
Darius George (F) 19:004-6 66.7%1-3 33.3%0-1 0%130100409
Jon Elmore (G) 31:003-12 25%0-4 0%0-1 0%034103106
Jarrod West (G) 24:002-6 33.3%2-5 40%0-0 0%011102006
Jannson Williams (F) 29:002-9 22.2%1-7 14.3%0-0 0%481050105
Taevion Kinsey (G) 20:002-4 50%1-1 100%0-0 0%462020405
Ante Sustic (F) 6:000-4 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%001000000
Iran Bennett (F) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000001100
Mike Beyers (F) 3:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000001000
DeAundra Murphy (G) 3:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000300
Cam Brooks-Harris (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jeremy Dillon (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Thieneman (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luke Thomas (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Wilhelm Von Arndt (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Texas A&M
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
TJ Starks (G) 26:006-15 40%1-3 33.3%4-5 80%0440042017
Christian Mekowulu (F) 16:005-7 71.4%1-1 100%6-7 85.7%3701212017
Josh Nebo (F) 19:007-7 100%0-0 0%2-2 100%4820200016
Brandon Mahan (G) 29:005-7 71.4%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%0301010012
Jay Jay Chandler (G) 25:005-7 71.4%1-1 100%0-2 0%2610033011
John Walker III (F) 21:003-7 42.9%0-1 0%3-3 100%281101109
Savion Flagg (G-F) 30:003-12 25%0-1 0%0-0 0%3124002406
Wendell Mitchell (G) 23:000-3 0%0-1 0%2-2 100%134002302
Mark French (G) 2:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000002
Chris Collins (G) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010000000
John Brown (F) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cameron Alo (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000001000
Frank Byers (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Admon Gilder (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isiah Jasey (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luke McGhee (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Everett Vaughn (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Walker (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
12:21 PM
TXAM(-4.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:15 PM
TXAM(-4.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
TXAM(-4.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
11:24 AM
TXAM(-4.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
TXAM(-4.5)
-110
MRSH
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
TXAM(-4)
-110
MRSH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
12:21 PM
76
-110
76
-110
12/22/2018
12:15 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
75
-110
75
-110
12/22/2018
11:24 AM
74½
-110
74½
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
73½
-110
73½
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
73½
-110
73½
-110