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WVU-Marshall game to have in-state flavor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There is a distinct, maybe even somewhat unusual recipe followed by head coach Dan D’Antoni when putting together the Marshall men’s basketball team that will play 20th-ranked WVU on Thursday, Dec. 17, in Charleston.

The Thundering Herd (3-6), winners of three straight heading into the in-state matchup, are part foreign discoveries with a sprinkle of junior-college prospects and Division I transfers.

The bulk of the Herd’s roster is homegrown.

“When I first became the head coach (in 2014), I told myself then that I wasn’t going to overlook any West Virginia kids,” said D’Antoni, who is 14-27 in his two seasons at Marshall.

His reasoning, the coach said, was because he was once an overlooked West Virginia kid…

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