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Marshall plays Saturday at UAB

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 08:02 PM

HUNTINGTON — Marshall’s Thundering Herd has nobody to blame but itself for its predicament.

A season of unsteady play leaves Marshall mired in a seventh-place tie with Houston and Tulane halfway through the Conference USA men’s basketball schedule. The race is on for top-five finishes and the reward of first-round byes in the conference tournament.

“We’ve got to keep hammering away,” Marshall head coach Tom Herrion said Friday after practice in Birmingham, Ala.

Marshall (10-13 overall, 3-5 conference) has a 3 p.m., Saturday, meeting with 10th-place UAB (10-13, 2-6) in Bartow Arena.

Marshall (10-13, 3-5)

at UAB (10-13, 2-6)

3 p.m., Saturday

Bartow Arena

Birmingham, Ala.

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