Okolie scores 26 to carry Brown over UAB 83-78 in CBI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Obi Okolie had a career-high 26 points as Brown edged past UAB 83-78 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Xavier Green had 21 points, including a 3-point play with four seconds left and top-seeded Old Dominion rallied to edge fifth-seeded UAB 61-59 in the semifinals of the...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Zack Bryant had 24 points as UAB defeated UTSA 85-76 in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night.
Jalen Perry had 18 points and eight rebounds for...
UAB meets UTSA in CUSA quarters
No. 5 seed UAB (19-13, 11-8) vs. No. 4 seed UTSA (17-14, 11-7)
Conference USA Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Thursday, 6:30 p.m. EDT
Jackson carries UTSA over UAB 76-70
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson had 27 points as UTSA beat UAB 76-70 on Sunday. Keaton Wallace added 22 points for the Roadrunners. Wallace also had eight rebounds for the...
UTSA seeks revenge on UAB
UAB (17-12, 9-7) vs. UTSA (15-13, 9-6)
UTSA Convocation Center, San Antonio; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTSA seeks revenge on UAB after dropping the first matchup in Birmingham....
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.
UAB looks to sweep WKU
Western Kentucky (16-12, 9-6) vs. UAB (17-11, 9-6)
Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky seeks revenge on UAB after dropping the...
Sullivan lifts UAB past Southern Miss 76-72 in OT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan scored 17 points, including a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, and Tavin Lovan had six of his 16 points in overtime to lead UAB to a 76-72...
Bryant scores 24 to lift UAB over Western Kentucky 68-60
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Zack Bryant had 24 points as UAB got past Wesetern Kentucky 68-60 on Saturday.
Tavin Lovan had 13 points and 12 rebounds for UAB (16-11, 8-6 Conference USA). Lewis Sullivan added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Western Kentucky totaled 23 points in the first half, a season low.
Gueye carries UAB over Marshall 77-68
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Makhtar Gueye recorded 19 points and 11 rebounds as UAB beat Marshall 77-68 on Thursday night. Lewis Sullivan added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers.
Zack Bryant had 14 points and six assists for UAB (15-11, 7-6 Conference USA), which ended its four-game losing streak. Jalen Perry added 10 points.
Old Dominion beats UAB 70-59
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — B.J. Stith and Ahmad Caver scored 21 points apiece as Old Dominion beat UAB 70-59 on Thursday night.
Dajour Dickens had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Old Dominion (19-6, 9-3 Conference USA). Aaron Carver added nine rebounds.
Sims, Green help Middle Tennessee beat UAB 71-65
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Donovan Sims had 19 points, including a late 3-pointer, and Antonio Green scored 17 to help Middle Tennessee beat UAB 71-65 on Wednesday night.
Sims was 6-of-10 shooting, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Reggie Scurry added 14 points and seven boards and Jayce Johnson scored 11 for Middle Tennessee (6-16, 3-6 Conference USA). The Blue Raiders snapped a two-game skid and won for just the third time in 18 games.
Bryant has career-high 30, UAB edges Rice 89-86
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Bryant had a career-high 30 points with five rebounds and three assists and UAB held off a late rally to defeat Rice 89-86 on Saturday night.
Rice cut into what was once a 13-point second-half deficit and Trey Murphy's 3-pointer had the Owls within 70-69 with less than six minutes remaining. Two minutes later, a 3-pointer by Bryant put UAB up 78-72 with 3:44 remaining.
Perry with 18 points leads UAB over UTSA 83-73
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Perry scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds as UAB beat UTSA 83-73 on Saturday night.
Perry was 7 of 13 from the field for the Blazers (12-7, 4-2 Conference USA), who have won their last two and have five-straight home wins. Zack Bryant added 17 points, Lewis Sullivan had 16 points and eight rebounds and Makhtar Gueye, Jeremiah Bell and Tavin Lovan had 10 points apiece. Gueye led the team with 11 rebounds.
Sullivan, Lovan spark UAB past UTEP 76-63 with big 2nd half
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Tavin Lovan threw down a powerful tomahawk dunk that gave UAB the lead for good, defeating UTEP 76-63 Thursday night.
The freshman Lovan finished with 14 points — all after halftime— for UAB (11-7, 3-2 Conference USA), which won for the fourth straight time at home. Zack Bryant also scored 14 points and Tyreek Scott-Grayson added 10.
Draine’s 3s subdue S. Mississippi 73-68
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavius Draine scored 19 points and his go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left sent Southern Mississippi past UA 73-68 on Saturday.
Draine made 5 of 8 3-point attempts. He entered the game shooting 45.6 percent from beyond the arc, which ranked No. 4 in Conference USA.
Sullivan scores 22; UAB rolls in 2nd half to beat FIU 84-65
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan had 22 points and eight rebounds and UAB rolled in the second half to beat Florida International 84-65 on Saturday night.
UAB (10-5, 2-0 Conference USA) has won four of its last five games and improved to 8-1 at home. The Blazers play at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Tavin Lovan added 14 points for UAB. Jalen Perry had 13 points, Makhtar Gueye 12 and Zack Bryant 11.
UAB jumps out early, cruises past Florida Atlantic 67-50
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jeremiah Bell had 14 points to lead four in double-figure scoring as UAB beat Florida Atlantic 67-50 on Thursday night in a Conference USA opener.
Bell made four 3-pointers and finished 5-of-7 shooting from the floor. Makhtar Gueye added 12 points, Zack Bryant had 11 and Lewis Sullivan 10 for the Blazers (9-5, 1-0). UAB never trailed, built a 32-26 halftime advantage and had a double-digit lead for most of the second half.
Varnado’s career-high 32 lifts Troy to a 74-73 win at UAB
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jordon Varnado hit a game-winning jumper and Alex Hicks added a blocked shot at the buzzer as Troy handed in-state rival UAB its first home-court loss, 74-73 on Friday night.
The win is the Trojans second-straight over a Conference USA opponent after knocking off Western Kentucky, 87-81 on Sunday.
Perry, Gueye lead UAB over Alcorn State 76-49
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Perry scored 17 points, Makhtar Gueye added a career-high 15 points with five rebounds and three assists, and UAB beat Alcorn State 76-49 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-0 at home.
Zack Bryant scored 11 points and the Blazers (7-4) shot 60 percent in scoring the most points since netting 76 against West Alabama on November 18.
Bryant’s 19 points help UAB hold off New Orleans, 75-68
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Zack Bryant scored 19 points and Tavin Lovan and Jalen Perry each added 13 as UAB held off New Orleans to earn a 75-68 victory Wednesday night.
The victory is the 12th straight nonconference home victory for the Blazers. UAB beat Mercer in its season opener and had a week off between starts.
UAB turns back Mercer 75-67 behind Perry’s 16
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Perry scored 16 points and UAB opened the season Tuesday night with a 75-67 win over Mercer.
Zack Bryant had 12 points and Tavin Lovan and Lewis Sullivan had 10 points apiece. Makhtar Gueye came off the bench and had 10 rebounds and nine points.
UAB beats FAU 83-72 in C-USA Tournament 1st round
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.
Lee’s 20 points, 14 boards lift UAB past Southern Miss 87-69
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Lee scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead UAB to an 87-69 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.
Lee was 7 for 9 from the field with three 3-pointers and got nine of his boards on defense. Zack Bryant added 18 points, Lewis Sullivan 15 and Nick Norton 10 for UAB, which shot 63 percent from the field, including 9 for 16 from 3-point range, and dominated the glass 33-23.
Smart scores 18, Draper adds 16; North Texas beats UAB 67-60
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).
Old Dominion tops UAB 65-60 behind Haynes’ 16 points
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.
Johnson, Coleby spark Western Kentucky past UAB 77-69
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.
UAB beats Louisiana Tech 74-62 behind Cokley’s 24 points
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.
Darling leads hot-shooting UAB past Southern Miss, 86-75
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.
UAB dominates in 75-64 win over Florida International
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.
UAB routs Florida Atlantic 75-44 behind Cokely’s 24 points
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).
King carries Middle Tennessee past UAB in C-USA opener 63-60
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nick King took over and scored 19 of Middle Tennessee's 21 points in the final 11 minutes of the game and the Blue Raiders knocked off UAB in a battle of Conference USA preseason favorites Saturday, 63-60.
Giddy Potts hit a 3-pointer with 13:19 left to give Middle Tennessee a 42-37 lead and Zack Bryant answered with a 3-point play that got the Blazers within two, 42-40.
UAB cruises past Mississippi Valley State 74-57
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.
Norton, Cokley lead UAB over New Orleans 74-67
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.
UAB 90 beats Alabama A&M 90-58
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nate Darling made 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 20 on Saturday to help UAB beat Alabama A&M 90-58.
The Blazers (7-4) led the entire way in winning their fourth of the last five. They opened with a 20-4 lead, went into halftime up 46-22 and built to their largest lead at 75-43 which they matched twice more including at the final score.
Lee has 18 and 10, UAB rolls past Mississippi College 90-53
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.
UAB beats Le Moyne-Owen 81-57 behind Cokley’s 19 points
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.
Darling leads with 19, UAB overpowers Chattanooga 89-47
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.
Cokley’s 26 pts, 13 boards lead UAB past Jacksonville, 96-67
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.