Marshall vs. UAB: Full Game Preview

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Marshall vs. UAB: Full Game Preview
Marshall
(10-13, 0-9 away)
UAB
(10-13, 8-4 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marshall E Pittman 15.1 D Tinnon 9.1 D Kane 7.4
UAB R Rucker 14.0 R Rucker 8.0 T Jones 3.9

On Saturday, Marshall heads to Bartow Arena to take on UAB. It takes place at 3 p.m. EST. The Thundering Herd are 2-6 against the Blazers over the last four years. They fell 56-49 on Jan. 25, 2012, the last time they met.

UAB is in 10th place in the conference and Marshall is in seventh place.

In spite of 23 points from Elijah Pittman, the Thundering Herd came up short 91-75 against Tulane on Feb. 6. He leads the team with 15.1 points per game. In a 70-63 victory over Tulsa on Feb. 6, Quincy Taylor put up 14 points and 6 assists for the Blazers. He contributes 2.6 assists per game in addition to his 3.3 points per game.

UAB StatSmack

  • The Marshall rebounding leader (Dennis Tinnon, 210 rebounds) has more rebounds than the UAB rebounding leader (Rod Rucker, 176 rebounds).
  • Marshall is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Marshall is 214 lbs compared to 206 lbs for UAB.
  • Marshall is ranked higher than UAB in C-USA (No. 7 vs. No. 10).
  • The Marshall blocks leader (Nigel Spikes, 39 blocks) has more blocks than the UAB blocks leader (Rod Rucker, 16 blocks).
  • The Marshall scoring leader (Elijah Pittman, 348 points) has more points than the UAB scoring leader (Rod Rucker, 309 points).
  • Elijah Pittman is ranked 6th in C-USA in points and 9th in C-USA in three-pointers.
  • Marshall is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Marshall is 78.5 inches compared to 76.5 inches for UAB.
  • Dennis Tinnon is ranked 30th nationally in rebounds.
  • The Marshall assist leader (DeAndre Kane, 141 assists) has more assists than the UAB assist leader (Terence Jones, 86 assists).
  • The Marshall steals leader (DeAndre Kane, 33 steals) has more steals than the UAB steals leader (Jordan Swing, 30 steals).
  • The Marshall three-point leader (D.D. Scarver, 53 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UAB three-point leader (Jordan Swing, 40 three-pointers).
MARSH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- DeAndre Kane 37 14 4 7 2 0 4
C+ Elijah Pittman 31 15 4 1 1 1 2
C Dennis Tinnon 31 11 9 1 1 0 2
C D.D. Scarver 27 14 2 2 1 0 2
C- Nigel Spikes 24 6 7 1 1 2 1
D Robert Goff 17 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Jamir Hanner 11 4 3 1 0 0 1
D- Chris Martin 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- Tamron Manning 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- DeVince Boykins 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Kelvin Amayo 9 3 0 1 1 0 1
F J.P. Kambola 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Yous Mbao 6 0 1 0 0 1 1
UAB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rod Rucker 32 14 8 2 1 1 3
B Jordan Swing 30 14 5 3 1 0 2
C+ Fahro Alihodzic 25 10 4 1 1 1 1
C+ Robert Williams 26 9 6 1 1 0 2
C Terence Jones 28 10 2 4 1 0 3
C Preston Purifoy 22 7 3 1 1 0 2
C Jekore Tyler 13 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Quincy Taylor 18 3 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Isiah Jones 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Karl Moton 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D A. Scotland-Williamson 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
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