FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures and third-seeded Western Kentucky beat No. 6 seed UAB 98-70 in a Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday night.
The Hilltoppers (23-9) advance to play second-seeded Old Dominion in a semifinal game Friday. Western Kentucky thoroughly avenged a 101-73 beating at the hands of the Blazers on March 3 to end the regular season.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Zack Bryant scored 25 points with six rebounds and UAB beat Florida Atlantic 83-72 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
William Lee added 20 points and six rebounds for No. 6 seed UAB (20-12) which advances to the quarterfinals to meet third-seeded Western Kentucky on Thursday night. Chris Cokley had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nate Darling scored 23 points to lead six players in double-figure scoring and UAB upended Western Kentucky 101-73 on Saturday night in a regular season finale.
William Lee added 18 points, Chris Cokley and Zack Bryant had 17 apiece and Nick Norton and Lewis Sullivan had 10 each. Bryant led the team with eight rebounds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored 23 points, William Lee added 15 and pulled down 14 rebounds and UAB romped past Marshall 91-77 on Thursday night, playing its first home game since February 10.
The Blazers (18-12, 9-8 Conference USA) controlled the boards 51-31, dominated the paint 44-26 and outscored Marshall 19-11 on second-chance points.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley had 15 points and nine rebounds and UAB rallied from nine down with less than four minutes to go for a 61-56 win on Saturday night.
Cokley sparked the 15-1 run to end the game with a dunk converted for a 3-point play that cut the deficit to 55-49 with 3:37 to play.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roosevelt Smart had 18 points and eight rebounds and DJ Draper hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points to help North Texas beat UAB 67-60 on Thursday night for its fourth win in a row.
A.J. Lawson added 12 points and Ryan Woolridge 11 for North Texas (14-10, 7-4 Conference USA).
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Randy Haynes scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, B.J. Stith, Ahmad Caver and Xavier Green added 11 points apiece, and Old Dominion held off UAB 65-60 on Saturday night.
Trey Porter scored 10 points with nine rebounds for the Monarchs (17-5, 8-2 Conference USA), who scored 23 points off of 18 Blazers turnovers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Cokley had a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds, with William Lee and Deion Lavender each adding 11 points as UAB downed Charlotte 76-64 on Thursday night.
Lewis Sullivan scored 10 for the Blazers (15-8, 6-4 Conference USA) as they pulled away in the second half against the 49ers (5-15, 1-7). The win was UAB's fifth straight against the 49ers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson scored 24 points, Deon Lyle scored 14 and UT San Antonio never trailed as it beat UAB 82-70 on Saturday night.
Jackson made back-to-back 3s and the Roadrunners were up 17-8. Chris Cokley scored four straight and Nate Darling's layup reduced the deficit to 23-18. UTSA (11-11, 4-5 Conference USA) went on a 9-0 run and the Roadrunners led 42-26 at intermission.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan scored 19 points to lead six players in double-figure scoring as UAB beat UTEP 85-78 on Thursday night.
UAB (14-7, 5-3 Conference USA) rebounded from consecutive losses that had snapped a four-game win streak. The Miners (7-13, 2-6) have lost five of their last six games.
Nate Darling added 17 points for the Blazers, and Chris Cokley had 15 points and 10 rebounds to collect his 10th double-double of the season.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks was 4-for-4 from the free throw line while Marshall held UAB to just two points in the extra period as the Thundering Herd posted an 86-78 win on Saturday night.
Chris Cokley scored six of UAB's final eight points in regulation, the final two on a layup with :24 left, to tie the game at 76-76 and force overtime. His dunk with 3:43 left in overtime to tie it at 78-78 were the Blazers only points in the extra period.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Justin Johnson totaled 18 points to lead five players in double figures, Dwight Coleby notched his eighth double-double of the season and Western Kentucky remained unbeaten in conference play with a 77-69 victory over UAB on Thursday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored 24 points with seven rebounds, Nate Darling scored 10 points and the go-ahead 3-pointer, and UAB beat Louisiana Tech 74-62 on Saturday to win its fourth straight.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nate Darling scored 20 points and led four players into double-figure scoring as UAB rode a 19-point first-half lead to an 86-75 Conference USA win over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night.
Darling hit two 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the first half to send the Blazers into intermission with a 46-27 advantage, then pushed it to a 21-point lead with a layup to start the second half.
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Cokley had 18 points and nine rebounds on Saturday night and UAB had a controlling lead almost the entire way in a 75-64 win over Florida International.
The Golden Panthers answered UAB's opening basket and then the Blazers (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA) scored 16 straight to open an 18-2 lead. FIU (7-9, 1-2) had a 13-4 run to close within 30-23, but UAB scored 12 straight near the end of the period and led by double digits the rest of the way.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Zack Bryant added 11 points with five assists, and UAB beat Florida Atlantic 75-44 on Thursday night for the Owls' fifth straight loss.
The Blazers (10-5, 1-1 Conference USA) never trailed and shot 54 percent from the floor and 50 percent from beyond the arc (7 of 14) while holding Florida Atlantic to 29.5 percent and 13 percent from 3 (3 of 23).
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nick Norton scored all 14 of his points and Nate Darling 11 of his 12 in the first half when UAB took off to a 17-point lead on its way to a 74-57 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Norton had four of the Blazers' 10 3-pointers with UAB (9-4) shooting 53 percent overall. Jalen Perry led the Blazers with 15 points and Lewis Sullivan 10 points with both grabbing seven rebounds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nick Norton scored 16 points, Chris Cokley added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and UAB beat New Orleans 74-67 on Wednesday night.
Norton was 6 of 7 from the floor and made four 3-pointers, and Cokley was 7-of-11 shooting. Zack Bryant and Lewis Sullivan added 14 points apiece for UAB (8-4), which has won five of its last six since snapping a three-game losing skid. William Lee blocked four shots for the Blazers, and is 20 shy of a program record.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and UAB snapped a 16-game losing streak against Memphis with a 71-56 victory on Thursday night.
UAB (5-3) is 5-0 at home, and had its last win against Memphis (3-2) in 2006.
Cokley was 7 of 10 from the floor. Nate Darling finished with 14 points and Jalen Perry chipped in 10 for the Blazers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — William Lee had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, Lewis Sullivan added 17 points and UAB cruised to a 90-53 win over Division II Mississippi College on Sunday.
Zack Bryant added 14, Chris Cokley 13 and Nate Darling 10 for the Blazers (4-3), who were coming off three losses at the Cayman Islands Classic.
Lee had 13 points and UAB shot 61 percent (19 for 31) to race to a 52-16 lead at the half. The Choctaws had seven field goals and 11 turnovers at the break.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double and UAB never trailed in beating Division III Le Moyne-Owen 81-57 on Thursday night for its first 3-0 start since 2013-14.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nate Darling scored 19 points, Zack Bryant and Jalen Perry added 17 apiece and UAB muscled past Chattanooga pounding the ball inside for an 89-47 win Monday night.
The Blazers (2-0) outscored Chattanooga 42-16 in the paint, held a 51-22 rebounding edge, including 35 defensive rebounds, and had 10 steals.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham rolled past Jacksonville, 96-67 in the season opener Friday Night.
Cokley knocked down 10 of 13 shots from the field while the Blazers hit 35 of 57 from the floor (61.4 percent).
Zack Bryant scored 18 points and dished off eight assists and William Lee finished with 12 points, five boards and two blocked shots while Jalen Perry added 11 points off the UAB bench.