Marshall Falls to UAB, 56-49


Junior forward Robert Goff had a career-high four blocks along with four points and nine rebounds against UAB.

Junior forward Robert Goff had a career-high four blocks along with four points and nine rebounds against UAB.

Jan. 25, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall's defense held UAB to just 56 points, but the Thundering Herd scored a season-low 49 points and dropped its third consecutive game Wednesday at the Cam Henderson Center.

"It's obviously a disappointing loss," said Marshall head coach Tom Herrion. "Give UAB a lot of credit. Our offense let us down mightily. We left too many points on the foul line and we couldn't hit an open shot."

Marshall (13-7, 4-2 Conference USA) shot 35.2 percent from the field including 21.1 percent (4-for-19) from three-point range. The Herd was 7-for-17 from the free throw line, good for 41.2 percent.

Junior forward Dennis Tinnon scored Marshall's first eight points of the game. However, he picked up his second foul with 14:05 remaining, forcing him to sit for the remainder of the first half. He finished with 12 points and seven rebounds in just 22 minutes of play.

Sophomore DeAndre Kane tied Tinnon for the team-high with 12 points including one three-pointer. He also recorded six rebounds and a season-high seven assists.

The game saw 11 ties and 15 lead changes, 13 in the first half. However, Marshall's lead was never greater than two points. The Blazers shot 50 percent in the first half and led 30-28 at the break.

In the second half, UAB went on a 10-1 run in a span of just under five minutes to take its largest lead of the game, 54-44 with 4:14 remaining. Marshall scored just four points the rest of the way.

Preseason Conference USA Player of the Year Cameron Moore led the Blazers with a game-high 21 point on 10-of-17 shooting from the field.

Marshall's defense held UAB to just 23.1 percent shooting from three-point range, a season low for a Herd opponent. The Blazers shot 40.4 percent from the field.

Marshall will next be in action on Saturday as it plays at Memphis at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be televised nationally on CSS.