Middle Tennessee vs UAB

UAB 66, Middle Tennessee 56

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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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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (8-2)203656
UAB (2-6) «323466

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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
 41.2%62.5% 
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
 46.7%76% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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Alabama 62 Final
Dayton 74
IUPUI 60 Final
Louisville 90
Colo St 64 Final
DUKE 87
Arizona 72 Final
Florida 78
S Hou St 37 Final
Tx A&M 64
GB 42 Final
Wisc 70
XAV 73 Final
Butler 61
STBN 43 Final
Illinois 48