Huge game for the Blazers. Records: UAB (16-2, 4-0 C-USA); Marshall (15-3, 3-0)
When: Saturday Night
Where: at Marshall, Huntington, West Virginia
Time: 6 p.m. CST
Elijah Millsap 17.0 ppg, 9.6 rbg. 42% FG, 30% trifecta and 72% free throw; Howard Crawford 12.2 ppg, 4.7 rbg. 51% fg. 71% free throw; Jamarr Sanders 10.8 ppg 4.7 rbg. 42% FG, 38% 3-pter, 75% free throw; Aaron Johnson 9.3 ppg, 4.4 apg, 46% FG, 42% 3-pter, 76% free throw; George Drake 7.8 ppg, 3.4 rbg, 33% FG, 23% trifecta. 84% free throw.
Frosh Hassan Whiteside (7'0", 235) 12.8 ppg, 9.2 rbg. 5.4 blocks per game (leads the nation). Senior Tyler Wilkerson 12.4 ppg, 7.1 rbg. Soph guard Shaquille Johnson 11.8 ppg. 44% 3-pt shooting.
Big matchup in Conference USA for first place. There are some good teams in the conference this year with others like Memphis and UTEP which upset Memphis the other night. Tulsa can play also. The conference may be better than ever and these are two of the best; both teams are looking for postseason berths and runs.
UAB will face a taller team, so their defense and hustle on the boards are critical. They need to shoot the ball better than they did against Southern Miss. They still have found a way to win all year. This is a very resilient team and talented. They will be tested tomorrow night.