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Sims, Green help Middle Tennessee beat UAB, snap road skid

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Antonio Green hit six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points and Donovan Sims scored 23, including two free throws with 1.3 seconds left, to help Middle Tennessee beat UAB 79-78 on Saturday night and snap a nine-game road losing streak.

Sims, who hit three 3-pointers and 6-of-8 shooting overall, had seven rebounds and six assists. Reggie Scurry added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Middle Tennessee (7-16, 4-6 Conference USA). The Blue Raiders, who beat UAB 71-65 at home last Wednesday, have won four of their last six following a 13-game skid.

Middle Tennessee used an 8-0 run to take a four-point lead, its first since 12-11, with 5:40 to play and there were three ties and six lead changes from there. Sims hit a falling, NBA-range 3 to make it 73-all with 90 seconds left and, after Lewis Sullivan answered with a straight-away trey, Reggie Scurry and James Hawthorne made back-to-back jumpers to give the Blue Raiders a one-point lead when UAB called timeout with 10.9 seconds remaining. Jalen Perry hit a jumper from the left wing with 4.3 seconds left but Sims was fouled and hit two free throws with 1.3 seconds to go. Zack Bryant missed a potential winning heave from beyond half court.

Bryant had 25 points, six assists and four steals for UAB (14-9, 6-4).

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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%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
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 Middle Tenn. 7-16 324779
home team logo UAB 14-9 423678
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 7-16 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo UAB 14-9 70.6 PPG 39.8 RPG 11.5 APG
Key Players
55
A. Green 17.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.6 APG 37.6 FG%
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Z. Bryant 14.9 PPG 3.5 RPG 3.9 APG 43.5 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB