Marshall vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Marshall vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Marshall 61
(10-14, 0-10 away)
UAB 75
(11-13, 9-4 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Marshall 25 36 61
UAB 38 37 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Marshall D Kane 23 N Spikes 10 T Manning 5
UAB R Rucker 18 R Rucker 10 T Jones 6

UAB defeated Marshall 75-61 in C-USA play on Saturday, February 9th. Rod Rucker picked up a double-double in the win including a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Preston Purifoy had 15 points and added four rebounds. DeAndre Kane got a game-high 23 points and three rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl) for the Thundering Herd. This makes three wins in a row for the Blazers. UAB (11-13, 3-6 C-USA) gets East Carolina (13-8, 4-4 C-USA) on the road on Wednesday, February 13th.

UAB Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:33 left to go.
  • The last time UAB started the season 11-13 was 2001.
  • UAB beat the spread by nine points. That makes the 8th time this season the Blazers have beaten the spread.
  • UAB has won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) when its field goal percentage has been 48.2 percent or better.
  • The Blazers have won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) after recording 19 or more assists.
  • UAB has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record 61 or fewer total points.
  • This season UAB has won 71 percent of the time (5-2) when Terence Jones has six assists or more.
  • The Blazers set a season high for three-point percentage (56.3).
  • The last time UAB had a three-point percentage of 56.3 percent or higher was Dec 31, 2011 against Alabama A&M.
  • UAB set a season low for blocks (zero).
  • The Blazers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--UAB has a 9.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Rod Rucker and Preston Purifoy) accounted for 44.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic) accounted for 51.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Rod Rucker has led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 17 times in 24 games this season.
  • Rod Rucker recorded the ninth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a double-double. It was the ninth of his career.
  • Fahro Alihodzic had a career high with five offensive rebounds.

Marshall Game Notes

  • DeAndre Kane accounted for 37.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Nigel Spikes accounted for 34.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • DeAndre Kane has led the team in scoring seven times in 24 games this season.
  • Nigel Spikes has led the team in rebounding eight times in 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of DeAndre Kane's career.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Dennis Tinnon.
  • Nigel Spikes recorded the 15th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Nigel Spikes set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
  • Elijah Pittman has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Robert Goff.
MARSH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADeAndre Kane402333303
BNigel Spikes346101145
BElijah Pittman311521213
BDennis Tinnon36981002
C+Tamron Manning21105100
CRobert Goff9420012
C-DeVince Boykins9200100
DD.D. Scarver19110102
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rod Rucker3718106101
APreston Purifoy271541301
B+Robert Williams241232101
BFahro Alihodzic32890203
B-Terence Jones26516303
C+Jordan Swing271340004
CQuincy Taylor27424004

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