Feb. 19, 2014
UAB (15-10, 4-7 C-USA) vs. Marshall (9-17, 3-8 C-USA)
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 6 p.m. CT
Cam Henderson Center - Huntington, W.Va.
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UAB Game Notes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB men's basketball team is set for the first of two road Conference USA match ups this week. The Blazers begin the two-game trek with a game against Marshall on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va.
Fans can listen to the action on the Blazer IMG Sports Network on HOT 107.7 FM with David Crane (play-by-play) and Bobby Frasor (analyst) on the call.
Five Things To Know
• UAB and Marshall meet for the 20th time in history on Saturday. The Blazers lead the all-time series, 13-6, and have won three in a row.
• UAB is trying to improve on its Conference USA road record. The Blazers are just 1-4 away from Bartow Arena in league action, with their only victory coming at Tulsa on Jan. 25.
• Saturday’s contest features two of Conference USA’s top five scorers in UAB’s Chad Frazier (2nd, 18.3 ppg) and Marshall’s Kareem Canty (5th, 16.2 ppg).
• UAB and Marshall are second and third respectively in Conference USA in scoring offense. Both teams are averaging over 75 points per game on the season, but UAB holds a significant edge in points per contest during the conference slate (73.5 ppg to 65.6 ppg).
• The Blazers have recorded 50 or more rebounds in eight games this season and are second in the nation in rebounds per game with 45.3 per contest.
UAB-Marshall Series Information
» Thursday’s game represents the 20th meeting between UAB and Marshall. The two first met in the 2003-04 season. The Thundering Herd defeated the Blazers, 68-66, in Huntington, W. Va. on Dec. 30, 2003.
» UAB leads the all-time series, 13-6, and has beat Marshall in three straight contests and four out of the last five. In their last match up, the Blazers topped the Herd 52-48 at Marshall last season.
UAB Nation’s Second-Best Rebounding Team
» According to ESPN.com’s statistical rankings, UAB is the No. 2 rebounding team in the nation, averaging 45.3 boards per game. The Blazers have recorded over 50 rebounds eight times this season (54 vs. Rutgers, 53 vs. Troy, 62 vs. New Mexico, 52 vs. North Carolina 51 vs. Alabama A&M, 50 vs. Newberry College, 53 at North Texas and 50 at Tulsa). The 62 against New Mexico represents just the fifth time in school history that UAB has had 60-plus rebounds. The school record is 69, which came against South Alabama on Dec. 20, 1994.
40-Plus Boards In 19 Games; 50-plus In Eight Games
» UAB has recorded 40 or more rebounds in 19 of its 25 games this season and has hit that mark in 14 of the last 19 contests. The Blazers have also recorded 50 or more boards eight times this season.
Williams Approaching Top-10 Rebounding Chart
» UAB senior guard Robert Williams needs just eight rebounds to move into 10th place on the Blazers’ all-time career rebounds chart. Williams, who has recorded 552 rebounds in his career, is just behind the 560 recorded by Reginald Turner, who played at UAB from 1985-89.
Frazier League’s Best In Conference Play
» Chad Frazier is Conference USA’s leading scorer in conference play. Frazier, who is averaging 19.2 points per game in conference action, has led UAB in scoring in six of the team’s 11 C-USA games.
Frazier’s 20-point Streak
» UAB guard Chad Frazier has scored 20 or more points in six of the last eight games, including a 27-point performance against Old Dominion on Jan. 30. Frazier has led UAB in scoring 13 times this season and recorded 20 points or more 10 times.
Swing Approaching 1,000 Career Points
» UAB guard Jordan Swing is approaching the 1,000 career point mark. The Birmingham native, who now has 985 career points, began his career at Western Kentucky before transferring to the hometown Blazers for his final three seasons.
» Marshall enters the contest with an overall record of 9-17, 3-8 in Conference USA. Most recently the Herd defeated Charlotte, 59-56, on Saturday. Against the 49ers, Marshall overcame an 11-point deficit to earn the win.
» Kareem Canty leads the Herd in scoring with his 16.2 ppg. Marshall is just 3-8 in conference play this season, including a 1-3 mark on its home floor.