UAB Edged By Marshall, 62-57

Jan. 19, 2008

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Robert Vaden scored 23 points, but it was not enough to help the cause, as UAB fell on the road, 62-57 to Marshall on Saturday night.

UAB (12-6, 2-1) led by one at halftime, 27-26, and scored the first two points in the second half, before an 8-3 Marshall run would put them ahead for the remainder of the game. Trailing 46-37, UAB scored eight straight points to pull within one point of the Thundering Herd with five minutes remaining in the game. Marshall's Matt Walls would hit 3-pointers 1:15 apart to keep Marshall ahead and the Thundering Herd made 5-of-8 free throws in the final minute to earn the victory.

Vaden, who scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half for UAB, was the game's leading scorer and played all but four minutes. Lawrence Kinnard had a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with six points.

The loss brought to end the Blazers four-game winning streak, and makes UAB 10-3 in their last 13 games.

Mark Dorris scored 15 points for the Thundering Herd, while the team's leading scorer, Markel Humphrey sidelined with a right heel injury.

UAB shot 33 percent from the field in the second half to Marshall's 50 percent and were outrebounded 42-31.

The Blazers' next game is Wednesday night against East Carolina. Tip-off is schedule for 7 p.m.