Feb. 23, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Jordan Swing posted a double-double to push the UAB men's basketball team past Marshall 52-48 on Saturday night.
Swing finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his second straight game with a double-double. Rod Rucker added 13 points and Robert Williams pulled down a career-high 11 boards for the Blazers, who grabbed 50 rebounds - three short of their season high.
UAB (13-14, 5-7 Conference USA) drew the game to a 16-all tie on Williams' layup and outscored Marshall 14-1 over the final 7:48 to take a 30-17 lead into the break. The 17 points by Marshall marked the fewest the Blazers have allowed in a half this season.
Marshall (12-16, 5-8) rallied to tie the game 46-all with 2:52 remaining but scored just two points the rest of the way.
Leading 47-46, Swing hit a runner in the lane in the game's final minute and made free throws down the stretch to preserve the victory for the Blazers.
Both teams struggled from the floor as UAB at 30.2 percent (19 of 63) and Marshall at 26.3 percent (15 of 57), but the Blazers managed 18 offensive rebounds en route to 11 second-chance points.
Elijah Pittman had 18 points for the Thundering Herd, who especially struggled from deep, hitting just 3-of-26 attempts.