HUNTINGTON -- Chris Thomas erupted for xxx points, but Marshall trailed Alabama 30-29 at the half Thursday night at Cam Henderson Center.
Thomas needed just nine minutes to score his first 12 points before he and his teammates cooled off. The Thundering Herd outshot the Blazers 40.7 percent to 28.6 percent, but was bludgeoned 33-17 on the boards.
Marshall struggled at the free-throw line, hitting just 7 of 14. The Blazers shot about as poorly, 6 of 12.