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Sullivan, Lovan spark UAB past UTEP 76-63 with big 2nd half

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Lewis Sullivan scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Tavin Lovan threw down a powerful tomahawk dunk that gave UAB the lead for good, defeating UTEP 76-63 Thursday night.

The freshman Lovan finished with 14 points - all after halftime- for UAB (11-7, 3-2 Conference USA), which won for the fourth straight time at home. Zack Bryant also scored 14 points and Tyreek Scott-Grayson added 10.

Evan Gilyard scored 25 points, Nigel Hawkins added 17 with five 3-pointers for UTEP (6-10, 1-4). Efe Odigie pitched in 10 points and 10 rebounds, the freshman's seventh double-double.

The Blazers trailed 32-29 at the break, but Sullivan hit a jump shot and Lovan a fastbreak layup for a 33-32 lead less than a minute into the second half. Lovan's dunk put UAB ahead 39-36 with 13:32 remaining. UAB's 47 second-half points were a season best.

The win sets up a Saturday clash with UTSA, also 4-1 in C-USA.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
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Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Texas-El Paso 6-10 323163
home team logo UAB 11-7 294776
Team Stats
away team logo Texas-El Paso 6-10 64.1 PPG 39.8 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo UAB 11-7 70.6 PPG 39.8 RPG 11.5 APG
Key Players
3
E. Gilyard 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 37.5 FG%
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Z. Bryant 14.9 PPG 3.5 RPG 3.9 APG 43.5 FG%
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