Preview: Marshall

Marshall forward Elijah Pittman (16.1 points per game) is the only returning starter. Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports

Marshall Thundering Herd

2012-13: 13-19 (6-10)
In-conference offense: .998 points per possession (9th)
In-conference defense: 1.09 points per possession (11th)

Coach Tom Herrion is likely grateful for the opportunity to start fresh this season. And who can blame him after a much-anticipated season in 2012-13 turned into a 13-19 nightmare for the Thundering Herd? Four starters are gone, including star guard DeAndre Kane, who transferred to Iowa State.