In the run-up to the game, we detailed some keys to victory for the Blazers. One of them was that, given their size and strength advantage, they needed to dominate Marshall in the paint - and they did. UAB outpaced Marshall by 18 in both rebounds and points in the paint. Marshall had just one rebound through the first seven minutes of the game. Despite valiant efforts by Marshall to get back in the game, they simply could not overcome that kind of disparity. When your opponent winds up taking 10 more shots than you in a game, you are not going to win very often.