Scores

Final

Marshall 81

(18-7, 6-4 C-USA)

UAB 74

(19-5, 7-3 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 13, 2010

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    MRSH 29 5281
    UAB 26 4874

    Top Performers

    Marshall: T. Wilkerson 28 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    UAB: E. Millsap 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Marshall 81, UAB 74

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tyler Wilkerson scored a career-high 28 points and had 10 rebounds as Marshall defeated Alabama-Birmingham 81-74 on Saturday night.

    The Thundering Herd (18-7, 6-4 Conference USA) opened the second half with a 16-6 run to take their biggest lead of the game, 45-32, with 12:56 remaining. Dago Pena had eight points during the run, including a pair of 3-pointers.

    A 23-11 run by the Blazers (19-5, 7-3) cut the lead to 56-55 with 7:08 remaining, but Marshall responded with an 8-1 run, capped by a Wilkerson field goal.

    The teams combined for 44 fouls and 66 free throws, with Marshall making 30 of 36, including 13-for-15 by Wilkerson.

    Damier Pitts added 11 points for Marshall, and Pena and Hassan Whiteside scored 10 apiece.

    Howard Crawford scored 16 points and Aaron Johnson 14 to lead five UAB players in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    UAB
    Points 81 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-48 (.479) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-36 (.833) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 6

    2009-10 Season

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    Jan 23, 2010 UAB 61, @MRSH 59Recap
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