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UAB rips Marshall

The Associated Press

Paul Delaney III scored a game-high 20 points Saturday to lead UAB to a 70-57 victory over Marshall.

Delaney scored six early points to take UAB (15-13, 7-7 Conference USA) to a 12-3 lead and the Blazers never relinquished control.

Marshall (11-17, 6-8) was held to 29.3 percent shooting and the Blazers forced 18 turnovers, which helped them overcome the Thundering Herd’s 46-27 rebounding advantage.

UAB led 38-29 at the half and was ahead by as much as 14 points early in the second.

Wen Mukubu and Frank Holmes scored 14 points each and Maurice Gibbs added 10 in the Blazer’s fourth win in five games.

Alabama A&M 79, Texas Southern 73: Cornelius Hester scored 22 points and Mickell Gladness had 16 blocks to set a new NCAA Division I record.

Alabama A&M (9-18) had a team total of 21 blocks to tie the NCAA’s team record and snap a seven game Southwestern Athletic Conference losing streak.

Gladness had led the nation in blocked shots, but surpassed the record 14 held by Navy’s David Robinson, BYU’s Shawn Bradley, Alabama’s Roy Rogers and Arizona’s Loren Woods. Gladness also finished with 13 rebounds and seven points.

Prairie View 74, Alabama State 60: Richard Lott Jr. tossed in 15 points and Andrew Hayles added 13 for Alabama State (9-17) in a home loss to Prairie View (7-20).

Troy 92, South Alabama 88, OT: O’Darien Bassett scored 25 points and Richard Chaney added 22 for Troy (13-16) in a road win at South Alabama (20-10).

Samford 71, E. Illinois 45: Randall Gulina scored a game-high 23 on points 6-of-10 shooting in a victory in Birmingham.

The Ohio Valley Conference game was the regular-season finale for both teams and it will most likely be the final game played in Samford’s 45-year-old Seibert Hall.

Samford will move next door to the new $32 million Pete Hanna Center in 2007-08.

Jacksonville St. 78, SE Missouri 72: Seniors Courtney Bradley, Nick Smith and Harold Crow combined for 62 points to lead the Gamecocks.

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