Sadler says he's focused on Eagles getting better

Sadler says he's focused on Eagles getting better

The Southern Miss men's basketball team (6-12, 1-6 C-USA) got back in the win column for the first time in January after Saturday's 75-71 overtime victory against North Texas.

Now the goal is to put back-to-back wins together for the first time since November 2014.

"I don't know that anything concerns me about the other teams right now. I'm concerned about Southern Miss," head coach Doc Sadler said. "Our team is where we've got to just keep getting better and better and better."

The Golden Eagles face a 5-15 Marshall team (1-6 C-USA) that just got off a nine game losing skid of their own after a 78-71 win vs. UTEP January 24.

"Obviously, they've got a couple good players. Offensively what they're doing is difficult to guard because a lot of the stuff that they do is what we would have liked to have done before all the injuries and stuff," Sadler said.

The Thundering Herd rank seventh out of 14 teams in Conference USA in scoring offense (66.8), but next to last in scoring margin (-5.0).

USM brings up the rear in both categories (61.1 ppg, -7.7 scoring margin).

Sadler added, "I know how difficult the spacing offense is, but at the same time we just need to be concerned about Southern Miss and keep playing hard and I think the wins and loses will take care of themselves."

Tip-off at The Coliseum is set for 7 p.m.