Posted December 07, 2011 on AP on Fox
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.

Middle Tennessee suffers first road loss at UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Junior guard Marcos Knight netted 16 points and junior forward JT Sulton added 14, but it wasn’t enough as the Middle Tennessee men’s basketball team suffered its first road loss of the season, 66-56, to the UAB Blazers on Wednesday night at Bartow Arena. MT falls to 8-2 on the season while UAB improves to 2-6.

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Blue Raiders take perfect road record to UAB Wednesday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider men's basketball team takes its 4-0 road record to Birmingham, Ala., for a midweek contest against the UAB Blazers. MT and UAB will tip off at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday at Bartow Arena.
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