BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Swing scored 22 points, including knocking down four 3-pointers, as UAB held on to beat Tulsa 68-64 on Wednesday night, extending the Blazers' season-best winning streak to four straight games.
Cameron Moore added 18 points for UAB (14-14, 9-6 Conference USA), which led by eight points at halftime and won despite being outscored by the Golden Hurricane 40-36 in the second half.
The Blazers outshot Tulsa 47.1 percent (24 of 51) to 37.9 percent (25 of 66) from the floor, including a 40 percent (6 of 15) to 18.2 percent (2 of 11) advantage from 3-point range.
Shooting was not their strong suit, but the Golden Hurricane won the battle of the boards 45-33 and outscored UAB in the paint 42-30.
Jordan Clarkson had 21 points to pace Tulsa (17-12, 10-5), which has lost three of its last six to drop into third place in the conference.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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