"Canty and Kane aren't playing," Herrion said. "Do the math. We've got guys not making plays, that aren't setting up plays for other guys. Maybe we don't have guys that can do it. I don't know. It's alarming when our assist-to-turnover ratio has plummeted in the last couple weeks."
Senior forward Dennis Tinnon and junior forward Elijah Pittman both said it's not just up to the guards to rack up assists and cut down on turnovers. Everyone can play a part in making things better.
"We can also help bringing the ball down the court," Tinnon said. "If it get to where the point guard is really on his heels, then Elijah can bring the ball up or I can bring the ball up."
But against Delaware State, Tinnon and Pittman combined for seven of Marshall's 15 turnovers. Three came from Tinnon and four came from Pittman.
"We've got to start moving the ball, playing defense, having less turnovers and letting the game determine itself," Pittman said.
The two combined for three assists. That's another issue, Herrion said. Marshall's turnover problems can't solely be pinned on the point guards.
"It's collective," he said. "It's not one guy. Fifteen turnovers wasn't just guards, it was different guys turning the ball over."
The Herd might be catching the Bobcats (8-5) at the right time. Ohio has lost five of its last seven games, the last loss coming Dec. 29 in a 74-63 setback to Oklahoma. In that game, the Bobcats committed 18 turnovers and recorded just five steals. Ohio, however, is 8-1 at home this year, its only loss coming against Winthrop, 50-49, on Dec. 15.
Senior guard D.J. Cooper leads the Bobcats with 14.3 points and 7.8 assists per game. Redshirt senior guard Walter Offutt adds 11.9 points per game.
Tinnon said the focus and energy, or lack thereof, Marshall showed against Delaware State can't repeat itself versus Ohio.
"It was just like another game," Tinnon said of Wednesday's loss, "like, 'Well, we lost to Delaware State,' and accepted it. That is not good. The only thing we can do is, like we always say, we have to move on to the next game and have something different. But I'm tired of losing."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.