UAB 81, Marshall 78

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—Demario Eddins scored 18 points to lead UAB past Marshall 81-78 Saturday night.

Marvett McDonald added 15 points for UAB (4-0) and Donell Taylor had 14.

Tre Whitted scored a career-high 20 points to lead Marshall (1-4). A.W. Hamilton and David Anderson each added 17.

UAB used a full-court press to close an eight-point gap and tie the game at 40 at halftime, then went on an 8-0 run to start the second half.

Marshall closed to 80-78 on a Mark Patton basket with 44 seconds remaining, but the Thundering Herd didn’t score again.

A.W. Hamilton missed a 3-point try with two seconds left. Taylor was fouled after the shot and made a free throw to finish the scoring.

The two teams will meet on a regular basis starting next year when Marshall joins the Blazers in Conference USA.

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D. Taylor D. Taylor
5-9,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
A. Hamilton A. Hamilton
4-6,  17 Pts
1 Rebs, 9 Assists

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