Texas-El Paso vs UAB

UAB 78, UTEP 72


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Swing scored six of his career-high 24 points in overtime as Alabama-Birmingham rallied past Texas-El Paso 78-72 Wednesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak and posting its first Conference USA win of the season.

Swing hit the layup with 5 seconds left in regulation that tied it at 64 after the Blazers (9-12, 1-5) erased a 15-point, second-half deficit.

UAB used a 22-7 run, with Swing scoring eight and Rod Rucker seven, to make it 50-50 with 6:08 remaining in regulation, but could not take the lead until Fahro Alihodzic's layup opened overtime.

With the Blazers ahead 71-65, the Miners closed the gap to 71-70 on Jacques Streeter's three-point play with 2:13 remaining. Swing hit four straight free throws and Alihodzic added a layup with 20 seconds left, making it 77-72.

McKenzie Moore's 18 points led UTEP (11-8, 4-2), which had won five of its previous six games.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, G-F375-82-451312
C. Lang, F160-11-22031
J. Streeter, G413-81-461008
M. Moore, G375-115-642518
K. Tucker, G365-122-222116
J. Bohannon, C291-22-410044
C. Washburn, F163-31-72017
C. Cooper, G132-30-00016
Total 24-4814-2932151872
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F388-162-593518
F. Alihodzic, C406-120-084412
R. Williams, G303-43-441311
P. Purifoy, G282-50-02255
T. Jones, G272-71-23227
J. Swing, F358-167-823024
Q. Taylor, G240-10-02220
A. Scotland-Williamson, F30-01-20011
Total 29-6114-2138172278
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
Other games
NW 46 Final
RUT 54 Final
SC 36 Final
FLA 75
MIZZ 70 Final
LSU 73
DUKE 75 Final
TEXAS 57 Final
KSU 83
MOST 77 Final
IND 97 Final
PUR 60
NMEX 63 Final
WYO 59
MIAMI 73 Final
VT 64
ORE 52 Final