Marshall vs. Southern Mississippi,
03/14/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 73 - 82
Point Spread: +3/-110 Marshall
*4 Star Play on Marshall* The Marshall Thundering Herd were picked to finish second in Conference USA. They probably have the second most talent in the league behind only Western Kentucky. Marshall was disappointing for much of the season, and in the middle of the year they went through a confusing terrible slump. Part of that slump was a game at Southern Miss where they lost 101-51! That was after an emotional overtime loss on the road the game before.
Marshall's players have talked a lot about that loss and how much they remember that game as a low point. Now, they get a chance to exact their revenge. Marshall is clearly the more talented team here, and they are playing their best basketball of the season right now.
Southern Miss has done a great job maximizing talent this year, and they are a solid team. Their upside isn't as high as Marshall's. Marshall has won 6 of their last 7 Conference USA tournament contests.
Southern Miss has played in a bunch of close games this year. There is definitely a chance the 3 points matter in this one. Southern Miss also has some ugly losses. They lost at home to Division 2 William Carey. They also lost on a neutral to North Florida.
Marshall is the better team. I'll take the points in a big revenge spot.