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Blazers romp past Thundering Herd in C-USA, 91-77

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored 23 points, William Lee added 15 and pulled down 14 rebounds and UAB romped past the Marshall Thundering Herd 91-77 on Thursday night, playing its first home game since February 10.
The Blazers (18-12, 9-8 Conference USA) controlled the boards 51-31, dominated the paint 44-26 and outscored Marshall 19-11 on second-chance points.
UAB opened the scoring on a Cokley jumper and led by as many as 12 before Marshall fought back with a 22-11 run and a 32-31 lead late in the first half. Jalen Perry hit a 3-pointer and UAB took the lead right back.
Marshall tied the game for a third time, 44-44, on a Jarrod West bucket with 18 minutes left. Cokley scored 12 points in the next 8:30, sparking a 31-14 run with a pair of free throws and ending it with a 3-pointer for a 75-56 lead.
Jon Elmore scored 28 points to lead Marshall (20-10, 11-6) and Darius George added 17.

Marshall box
UAB 91, MARSHALL 77
MARSHALL (20-10)
Mijovic 1-1 0-0 2, Penava 1-4 1-2 3, Burks 5-15 1-1 12, J.Elmore 10-21 2-2 28, West 2-6 0-1 4, Williams 1-5 0-0 3, George 5-6 4-6 17, O.Elmore 0-0 0-0 0, Watson 3-6 0-1 8. Totals 28-64 8-13 77.
UAB (18-12)
Lee 6-13 2-2 15, Cokley 9-13 5-6 23, Bryant 5-13 0-0 11, Norton 5-11 1-2 15, Darling 1-5 0-0 3, Sullivan 6-11 0-1 12, Gueye 1-2 0-0 2, Perry 3-6 3-4 10. Totals 36-74 11-15 91.
Halftime—UAB 41-37. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 13-35 (J.Elmore 6-12, George 3-3, Watson 2-4, Williams 1-4, Burks 1-7, Penava 0-2, West 0-3), UAB 8-21 (Norton 4-6, Perry 1-2, Bryant 1-3, Darling 1-3, Lee 1-6, Sullivan 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Marshall 28 (George 7), UAB 47 (Lee 14). Assists—Marshall 13 (Burks 4), UAB 23 (Norton 9). Total Fouls—Marshall 17, UAB 14. A—3,156 (8,508).