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.