HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Marshall's losing woes continued with a loss to UAB, Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Thundering Herd (13-13, 6-7) fell to the Blazers (15-11, 7-6), 77-68.
Marshall trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half but charged back to cut the deficit to three, 70-67 with 2:07 to play.
But the Blazers outscored the herd seven to one in the final two minutes, and handed Dan D'antoni's team its fourth loss in a row.
The loss solidifies Marshall spot in the second or third tier of pod play, and still doesn't guarantee Marshall a place in the Conference USA Tournament.
Pod play opens February 23, and the schedule will be determined following the conference games on Saturday.
Marshall's hosts Middle Tennessee State (8-18, 5-8)
Here are the scenario's:
SEVENTH PLACE FINISH -
Beat MTSU and La Tech, FAU, and FIU losses
Beat MTSU and FAU wins OR FIU wins OR FAU wins and FIU wins and La Tech loses
Beat MTSU and La Tech, FAU and FIU wins
EIGHTH PLACE FINISH -
Beat MTSU, La Tech wins, FAU and FIU both lose
11th PLACE FINISH -
Lose to MTSU, FAU wins, FIU wins and La Tech wins or loses
Lose to MTSU, Rice wins, FIU wins and La Tech wins
12th PLACE FINISH -
If there is a six-way tie with Rice, MTSU, FAU, FIU and La Tech at 6-8
Lose to MTSU, Rice wins, FIU wins and La Tech loses