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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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-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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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
WISGB 42 Final
Wisc 70
XAVIER 73 Final
Butler 61
STBON 43 Final
Illinois 48