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

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UAB vs. Marshall: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UAB 52
(13-14, 3-10 away)
Marshall 48
(12-16, 11-6 home)
Venue: Cam Henderson Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UAB 30 22 52
Marshall 17 31 48
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UAB J Swing 15 R Williams 11 Q Taylor 5
Marshall E Pittman 18 N Spikes 15 D Kane 3

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Marshall lost in front of the home crowd against UAB 52-48 in conference play. The Thundering Herd are now 0-2 against UAB this season. Nigel Spikes got nine points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort. DeAndre Kane had nine points and added seven rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl). Jordan Swing got a double-double for the Blazers on a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds. Marshall (12-16, 5-8 C-USA) heads to Houston (14-10, 4-8 C-USA) on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Marshall Game Notes

  • Marshall started 12-16 during the 2005 and 2003 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Thundering Herd have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Marshall is 36-28 in close games.
  • Marshall has lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after recording nine or fewer assists.
  • Marshall set season lows for field goal percentage (26.3) and three-point percentage (11.5).
  • The Thundering Herd have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Marshall has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--Marshall has a 6.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Elijah Pittman accounted for 37.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Nigel Spikes accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Elijah Pittman has led the team in scoring in 12 out of 28 games this season.
  • Nigel Spikes has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 28 games this season.
  • Elijah Pittman has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • Nigel Spikes recorded the 16th double-digit rebound game of his career.

UAB Game Notes

  • The Blazers won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UAB is 36-24 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Jordan Swing and Rod Rucker) accounted for 53.8 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Robert Williams and Jordan Swing) accounted for 42.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jordan Swing has led the team in scoring 11 times in 27 games this season.
  • Robert Williams has led the team in rebounding three times in 27 games this season.
  • Jordan Swing recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jordan Swing recorded a double-double. It was the third of his career.
  • Jordan Swing set a career high with nine defensive rebounds.
  • Robert Williams recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Robert Williams set career highs with 11 rebounds and six offensive rebounds.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Fahro Alihodzic.
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJordan Swing3815101101
ARobert Williams306113201
B+Rod Rucker271381215
BQuincy Taylor36425101
CFahro Alihodzic24560001
CPreston Purifoy21530001
D+Terence Jones22410102
MARSH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANigel Spikes299151122
B+DeAndre Kane40973301
B+Elijah Pittman351850001
BRobert Goff21461030
CDennis Tinnon30460002
D+D.D. Scarver21211000
-DeVince Boykins7011101
D+Tamron Manning17212003

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