Bassey carries W. Kentucky past UAB 73-67

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Charles Bassey had 18 points and 13 rebounds to carry Western Kentucky to a 73-67 win over UAB on Thursday night.

Taveion Hollingsworth had 17 points for Western Kentucky (17-12, 10-6 Conference USA). Josh Anderson added 13 points. Jared Savage had 12 points and seven rebounds for the visiting team.

Lewis Sullivan had 16 points for the Blazers (17-12, 9-7). Zack Bryant added 13 points and six assists. Makhtar Gueye had 10 points.

The Hilltoppers evened the season series against the Blazers with the win. UAB defeated W. Kentucky 68-60 on Feb. 16. W. Kentucky plays Southern Miss at home on Sunday. UAB faces UTSA on the road on Sunday.

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