Postgame Notes


Jan. 25, 2012

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1/25/12

UAB (7-12, 2-4) vs. Marshall (13-7, 4-2 C-USA)

Game 20 - Cam Henderson Center

Attendance: 5,653

Starters:

MARSHALL: #1 Dennis Tinnon, #2 Robert Goff, #3 Damier Pitts, #23 Shaquille Johnson, #24 DeAndre Kane (Line-up is 4-5)

GUEST: #0 Ovie Soko, #5 Robert Williams, #22 Cameron Moore, #24 Preston Purifoy, #25 Quincy Taylor (Line-up is 2-1)

Records and Series Notes:

Tonight’s game is the 17th all-time meeting between Marshall and UAB. The Blazers now lead the series 11-6.

Tom Herrion falls to 1-3 all-time versus UAB.

It was the 100th regular season Conference USA game played by Marshall. The Herd is 51-49 in its seventh season in C-USA.

Team Notes:

49 points from Marshall was the lowest total of the season.

56 points from UAB was the third lowest by a Marshall opponent this season.

Marshall held UAB to 23.1 percent shooting from three-point range, a season-low for Herd opponent.

Individual Notes:

Shaquille Johnson continued his ascend up the record book for games played as he is tied for 4th (with Markel Humphrey) all-time at 119 games played. He is eight games away from being the Marshall all-time leader.

Johnson also collected two steals, advancing him to 14th (tied with Shawn Moore) with 112 career swipes.

Dago Pena also moved up the games played list to 104, tying him with Enoch Bunch and Travis Young at 31st.

Moving up in points scored at Marshall was Damier Pitts. He now is ranked 21st with 1,296 points. He also drained one three pointer, which now places him alone at seventh all-time with 168.

Robert Goff swatted four UAB shots, giving him a new career high for blocked shots.

DeAndre Kane recorded seven assists, passing his season high of six, which came twice this season (last at Rice).

Next Game

Marshall  at Memphis, January 28th, 9p.m. (E.T.). Televised by CSS (WSAZ in the tri-state area)

UAB  vs. East Carolina, January 28th, 7p.m. (C.T.)