The Bears controlled the first 13 minutes of the MVC quarterfinals before an 8-1 WSU ended the half
After a gritty win over Southern Illinois on Thursday night, Missouri State advances to play Shockers tonight
Freshman Marcus Marshall shines in conference tournament spotlight
MSU will play Wichita State on Friday night
Anthony Downing leads the Bears with 10 points
Marcus Marshall and Coach Lusk Talk About Marshall Winning MVC Freshman of the Year
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A solid guard who can shoot, distribute and defend, Marshall is part of a solid foundation for the MSU future ... He earned two starts on the squad's four-game summer tour of Costa Rica and finished second on the club in scoring (42) and assists (20) ... He made 48.5 percent of his shots on the foreign tour with five 3-pointers, 19 rebounds and 11 steals.
High School: Averaged a team-high 22.4 as a senior in 2011-12 at Johnson High in St. Paul, Minn., leading the Governors to the second round of the state playoffs ... Helped Vern Simmons' squad to a 19-7 overall record for the season and a sectional title ... Club was 12-0 in the St. Paul City Conference ... Senior season was highlighted with several memorable efforts, including: 33 points in win over Lakeville South (12/13/11), 24 points in the Best Buy Holiday Classic finals (12/31/11) to earn all-tournament honors, 25 points in win over St. Paul Central (1/27/12), 32 points vs. St. Paul Highland Park (2/9/12), 37 points in win over St. Paul Como Park (2/23/12), and 30 points in regular-season finale against Minneapolis Washburn ... Averaged 30.3 points over his last four games, including 36 in win over St. Thomas Academy in sectional final (3/16/12) ... Shot 51 percent from the field in the state tournament ... As a junior, Marshall averaged 16.0 points per game and helped his team to a 25-4 ledger in 2010-11 ... Was a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and noted by ESPN as the No. 3 recruit in the state of Minnesota ... Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri State on Nov. 9, 2011 ... Primary MSU recruiter was assistant coach Pat Baldwin.
Personal: Marcus M. Marshall was born 6/3/94 in Minneapolis ... Son of Will Marshall and Denise Robinson of St. Paul, Minn. ... Has 12 siblings ... Undecided on academic major ... Had scholarship offers from Murray State, UNI, Kent State and Indiana State ... Also recruited by Green Bay, Minnesota, Kansas, Butler and Wisconsin.