The answer is yes, WKU is the team to beat in this league. That does not mean very much, considering that these first two weeks have shown us that any team can beat any team — or at least give them a scare — on any night.
In the big showdown of the basketball schedule, WKU absolutely destroyed a Marshall squad that had been feeling and playing good.
The out-of-market CUSA fan was disappointed by Stadium’s technical difficulties and if there was a night to lose the ability to watch a game, I suppose this one was the best one.
The Hilltoppers jumped all over the Herd in Huntington to kill the 6K+ crowd’s enthusiasm immediately. It was the worst Herd loss in 22 years.
Darius Thompson had a triple-double — 33 10 and 10. Josh Anderson made his debut for WKU and tossed in some highlight dunks. Marshall lost Ajdin Penava to an ankle injury that needs some diagnosing.
WKU is now 3-0 in the league and 11-5 overall. They are tied with fellow 3-0 teams ODU, who beat NT on Saturday, and MTSU, which got a scare from FAU but won.
Marshall drops to 2-1 and will face Charlotte in North Carolina on Thursday and then Old Dominion next Saturday.
WKU will go to Norfolk and take on ODU on Thursday before traveling to Charlotte on Saturday.
The Herd cannot dwell on this awful loss too mochas both Charlotte and ODU are tough. WKU cannot feel themselves too much, for the same reason.