Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 56

(8-2, 4-1 away)

UAB 66

(2-6, 2-3 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2011

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

1 2 T
MTU 20 3656
UAB 32 3466

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: B. Massey 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

UAB: O. Soko 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

UAB 66, Middle Tennessee 56

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Swing scored 15 points and Alabama-Birmingham's defense held Middle Tennessee, the top shooting team in the nation, in check for a 66-56 win Wednesday night.

The Blazers (2-6) snapped the Blue Raiders' four-game winning streak and their own four-game skid.

Middle Tennessee (8-2), which averaged 53.7 percent from the field, managed only 27.3 percent (6 of 22) in the first half. The Blue Raiders were scoreless for 9:06 during a 14-0 UAB run, with the Blazers shooting 54.5 percent (12 of 22) to lead 32-20 at halftime.

Middle Tennessee, which improved to 51.7 percent in the second half (21 of 51), got within a point, at 37-36 with 14:03 to go. UAB then reeled off a 5-0 run.

Ovie Soko had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, while Preston Purifoy had 12 points and Cameron Moore 11.

Marcos Knight led Middle Tennessee with 16 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
UAB
Points 56 66
FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 21-45 (.467)
3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 19-25 (.760)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 15

2011-12 Season

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