Scores

Final

UAB 76

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Middle Tennessee 71

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 17, 2010

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UAB 35 4176
    MTU 26 4571

    Top Performers

    UAB: A. Johnson 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: J. Jones 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    UAB 76, Middle Tennessee 71

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Jamarr Sanders scored 19 points and Cameron Moore had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help Alabama-Birmingham hold off Middle Tennessee 76-71 on Wednesday night.

    Dexter Fields added 15 points for the Blazers (2-0) and Aaron Johnson dished out 10 assists to go along with nine points.

    UAB, which took a 65-64 home victory last year over the Blue Raiders, hit 10 of 25 3-pointers and led by 16 with 9:53 to go.

    The Blue Raiders (1-1) closed to 74-71 on three straight free throws by James Washington with 8 seconds to go, but Aaron Johnson answered with two foul shots 3 seconds later. James Gallman missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

    Middle Tennessee, coming off a 90-46 win over Tennessee Temple, shot only 36.7 percent from the field (22 of 60), making just 3 of 17 from long range.

    Jason Jones led the Blue Raiders with 14 points and Washington and Kyle Hunt had 12 apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    MTU
    Points 76 71
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 22-60 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 24-29 (.828)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 2

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