Halftime Report

A win for UAB would push their record over .500, and after one quarter of play they've put themselves in a good position to make it happen. They have jumped out to a quick 29-28 lead against Middle Tennessee. This matchup is far closer than the pair's previous matchup, which was decided by 23 points.

If UAB keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 3-2 in no time. On the other hand, Middle Tennessee will have to make due with a 3-2 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

UAB Blazers @ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Current Records: UAB 2-2, Middle Tennessee 3-1

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Murphy Athletic Center -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $32.00

What to Know

UAB is 8-2 against Middle Tennessee since February of 2019, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. The UAB Blazers will head out on the road to face off against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at 7:30 p.m. ET at Murphy Athletic Center. UAB has insisted on making their lastfour contests complete nail-biters, turning in a record of 2-2 during that stretch of close contests.

Last Thursday, it was close, but the Blazers sidestepped the Braves for a 80-77 victory. That's two games straight that UAB has won by exactly three points.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead UAB to victory, but perhaps none more so than Alejandro Vasquez, who scored 25 points. Vasquez continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he's played. Efrem Johnson was another key contributor, scoring 18 points.

Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders humbled the Buffaloes with a 88-62 smackdown.

The victory got the Blazers back to even at 2-2. As for the Blue Raiders, their win bumped their record up to 3-1.

UAB is hoping to beat the odds on Tuesday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. This will be their first time playing as the underdogs on the road this season.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: UAB have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 41.5 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Middle Tennessee struggles in that department as they've been averaging 39 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.


Middle Tennessee is a slight 1-point favorite against UAB, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 139 points.

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Series History

UAB has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Middle Tennessee.

  • Feb 11, 2023 - UAB 92 vs. Middle Tennessee 69
  • Jan 16, 2023 - Middle Tennessee 74 vs. UAB 73
  • Mar 11, 2022 - UAB 102 vs. Middle Tennessee 98
  • Feb 05, 2022 - UAB 97 vs. Middle Tennessee 75
  • Jan 31, 2021 - UAB 63 vs. Middle Tennessee 52
  • Jan 28, 2021 - UAB 70 vs. Middle Tennessee 59
  • Feb 15, 2020 - UAB 79 vs. Middle Tennessee 66
  • Feb 12, 2020 - UAB 83 vs. Middle Tennessee 72
  • Mar 13, 2019 - UAB 70 vs. Middle Tennessee 61
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Middle Tennessee 79 vs. UAB 78

Injury Report for Middle Tennessee

  • Camryn Weston: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for UAB

  • KJ Satterfield: Game-Time Decision (Thigh)