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Middle Tennessee vs UAB

UAB 66, Middle Tennessee 56


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Swing scored 15 points and Alabama-Birmingham's defense held Middle Tennessee, the top shooting team in the nation, in check for a 66-56 win Wednesday night.

The Blazers (2-6) snapped the Blue Raiders' four-game winning streak and their own four-game skid.

Middle Tennessee (8-2), which averaged 53.7 percent from the field, managed only 27.3 percent (6 of 22) in the first half. The Blue Raiders were scoreless for 9:06 during a 14-0 UAB run, with the Blazers shooting 54.5 percent (12 of 22) to lead 32-20 at halftime.

Middle Tennessee, which improved to 51.7 percent in the second half (21 of 51), got within a point, at 37-36 with 14:03 to go. UAB then reeled off a 5-0 run.

Ovie Soko had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, while Preston Purifoy had 12 points and Cameron Moore 11.

Marcos Knight led Middle Tennessee with 16 points.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F304-96-930114
L. Dendy, F261-62-45134
J. Jones, F162-20-01234
M. Knight, G337-130-042216
B. Massey, G294-42-364311
J. Gallman191-30-01053
S. Jones151-70-05042
R. Cintron121-40-00002
J. Oden120-20-00120
K. Hammonds40-00-01000
T. Walker40-10-00000
Totals 21-5110-1628102356
UAB Blazers
C. Moore, F374-103-692211
J. Swing, F345-124-472315
Q. Taylor, G330-47-100237
P. Purifoy, G273-55-500312
R. Williams, G252-30-03015
O. Soko245-60-0104410
J. Tyler71-30-00103
H. Harrison50-00-00010
K. Whitaker51-20-01003
B. Hamga30-00-00000
A. Scotland-Williamson00-00-00000
Totals 21-4519-2531111766
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.0-02-1350
UL Lafayette0-02-2170
Texas St.0-01-1164
App. St.0-02-3336
Arkansas St.0-02-3335
S. Alabama0-02-3253
Ga. Southern0-01-3309

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-04-025
Middle Tenn.0-02-1103
Old Dominion0-03-2116
Western Ky.0-03-3242
North Texas0-02-3262
UT-San Antonio0-01-5281
So. Miss0-00-3348
Other games
Alabama 62 Final
Dayton 74
IUPUI 60 Final
Louisville 90
Colo St 64 Final
Arizona 72 Final
Florida 78
S Hou St 37 Final
Tx A&M 64
WIGB 42 Final
Wisc 70
XAV 73 Final
Butler 61
STBN 43 Final
Illinois 48