UAB Downs South Alabama in Big Win at Bartow Arena

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UAB Downs South Alabama in Big Win at Bartow Arena
Photo by Mark Almond/The Birmingham News

Considered by many the best basketball team in Alabama, UAB certainly proved that point with an 82-58 win over South Alabama at Bartow Arena Tuesday night. The win improves UAB to 3-1 on the season, with the lone setback a 69-66 defeat at Arizona State.

Going into the locker room at halftime, the UAB Men's Basketball team was clinging to a three point lead over South Alabama(2-2), but the Blazers came out on fire in the second half, scoring 10 unanswered points. The Blazers used a 30-6 run to open the second half to put away the Jaguars.

UAB had five players score in double figures and the Blazers shot 45 percent from the field to down the pesky Jaguars.

Dominating every facet of the game, UAB was able to keep South Alabama in check throughout the second half. The Blazers recorded 24 points off turnovers and 30 in the paint. UAB's bench also outscored USA 17-9 in the contest.

Ovie Soko proved his worth, scoring a game-high 19 points in just 29 minutes of work. Point guard Aaron Johnson continued his solid play by dishing out 12 assists. 

Cameron Moore added 17 points and Jamarr Sanders poured in 14 points to the UAB cause. Redshirt freshman Robert Williams added 11 points for the Blazers.

The win stretches UAB's non-conference home winning streak to 33 regular season games.

UAB travels to Little Rock for a neutral floor contest against Arkansas on Thanksgiving Day. Following a trip to in-state rival Troy Saturday, the Blazers return to Bartow Arena for another in-state clash with Jacksonville State on Dec. 1.

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