"I love being out here with my team," he said. "There's nothing better than being out here. I wanted to get out here bad."
As Kane's hand continues to heal and he gets back into playing form, the statistical benefits should start to show. Before he was hurt, he was averaging 15.0 points and 8.5 assists per game after sliding over from shooting guard to point guard this year. His assist average was at one point the second best in the country.
"Dre being back is great," senior forward Dennis Tinnon said. "He contributes so much on the floor with his versatility. Just his presence on the court makes the game different. It spreads the floor out. He's a great driver, getting to the bucket. That's easy dishes for us to get easy buckets."
Kane would like to see the game come easily to the Herd again. During Marshall's three game losing streak - a 28-point loss to Kentucky, a two-point home loss to Delaware State and the loss to the Bobcats - he felt the team was thinking too much. With Marshall's conference schedule about to start, Kane said the Herd must remember the talents that got it to the collegiate level and helped it win at least 21 games in each of the previous three seasons.
"We all just have to play better, as one," Kane said. "I think lately, it's been about 'I' and 'me' and stats, things like that. When you play like that, you ain't going to win.
"I know we can make a big run in the conference," he said. "Our season's not over. There's a lot of doubters and a lot of people not believing in us because we're losing. Everybody's giving what they've got, they're just falling short. But we will get it right."
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.