MU women visiting UAB
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall's Thundering Herd attempts to escape last place in the Conference USA women's basketball standings in a Sunday game at UAB.
Tip-off is 3 p.m. in Bartow Arena.
Marshall is 8-15 for the season and 2-8 in the conference coming off Thursday's upset win over fourth-place UTEP. The Herd is tied for 12th place with Rice which plays Sunday at Tulsa.
Junior forward Suporia Dickens led Marshall against UTEP with 15 points and made four of five 3-point field goal tries.
The Herd's balance also included double-figure scoring by sophomore guard Shay Weaver (13), senior guard Erica Woods (12) and senior forward Leandra King (10).
Marshall shot 42.0 percent from the field and was 10-for-25 shooting threes. UTEP made just 28.8 percent of its shots.
Woods and King both had seven rebounds, leading the Herd to a 41-37 advantage.
UAB is tied for fifth place with a 5-5 conference record and is 14-9 for the season. The Blazers committed 23 turnovers Thursday and lost at Memphis, 64-57.
Junior guard Ashley Grimes scored 17 at Memphis and averages 12.9 for UAB.
Senior guard Amber Jones leads the Blazers with a 14.2 scoring average and junior forward Karisma Chapman adds 12.5.
The 5-foot-11 Chapman is UAB's top rebounder with 6.5 per game.