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UAB 83, Northeastern 63

Preston Purifoy and Terence Jones scored 17 points apiece to lead UAB to an 83-63 victory over Northeastern in a nonconference game Saturday. Jordan Swing added 15 points and seven assists, and Rod Rucker had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers (7-6), who shot 52.7 percent (29 of 55) and made more than half their shots in each half. The Huskies (5-7) led 15-10 with 13:49...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 76, Louisiana-Monroe 69

Rod Rucker had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over Louisiana-Monroe 76-69 Thursday night. Robert Williams and Preston Purifoy each scored 12 points, while Terence Jones and Jordan Swing added 11 apiece for UAB (6-6). UAB outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 38-34, grabbing 13 boards on the offensive end that led to 14 second-chance points. The Blazers dished out...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 92, South Alabama 78

Jordan Swing led five Alabama-Birmingham players in double figures with 18 points as the Blazers topped South Alabama 92-78 Saturday night. The nonconference win snapped a two-game losing streak for UAB (5-5), which got 17 points from Fahro Alihodzic, 14 from Preston Purifoy, 13 from Robert Williams and 12 from Isiah Jones. Jones also had eight assists, and Williams grabbed eight...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Lethal Weapon Three

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The UAB Blazers on Saturday were the first team of the the young season to see just what Leslie McDonald, Reggie Bullock and P.J. Hairston can do when all cylinders are firing at the same time.
Via northcarolina.scout.com
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 75, Troy 55

Jordan Swing and Robert Williams scored 18 points apiece, Rod Rucker had a double-double and Alabama-Birmingham used a first-half surge to pull away from Troy en route to a 75-55 win Tuesday night. The Blazers (4-3), who snapped a two-game skid, trailed 20-18 with 8:29 left in the first half. A Terence Jones layup sparked a 17-0 run to close out the first half, with Jones scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois St. 77, UAB 65

Bryant Allen scored 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting which included six made 3-pointers and the Illinois State defense forced 27 turnovers to stay perfect on the season and prevail 77-65 over UAB on Friday night. Two others were in double figures for Illinois State (5-0) with Tyler Brown adding 15 points and six rebounds. Jackie Carmichael had 11 points, five rebounds and five blocked...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 76, Prairie View 70

Rod Rucker scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Alabama-Birmingham used 26 second-half free throws to rally and beat Prairie View 76-70 Tuesday in nonconference action. Jordan Swing, Fahro Alihodzic and Isiah Jones had 10 points apiece for UAB (3-1). Swing, Alihoszic and Jones combined to go 16 of 16 from the free-throw line. Rucker, who was 8 of 12 from the field,...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 82, Navy 63

Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic scored 16 points each to pace Alabama-Birmingham to an 82-63 nonconference victory over Navy on Sunday. Rucker also grabbed 13 rebounds for the Blazers (2-1), who outrebounded the Midshipmen 47-27. UAB never trailed and closed the first half with a 12-0 run over the final 4 minutes. Alihodzic scored 10 of his points in the first half, when the Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple to compete in 2013 Charleston Classic

(Credit: Temple University Athletic Communications/ Mitchell Leff) Temple shifts allegiances next year from the Atlantic 10 to the Big East, and it was just announced that Fran Dunphy and the Owls will participate in the Charleston Classic.  An under-the-radar but quality early season tourney, Temple will be joined by Jerod Haase’s UAB Blazers, Clemson, Georgia, Nebraska and...
Via College Chalktalk
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

VU WBB: Vandy 69, UAB 54

Three Dores scored in double figures as Vanderbilt defeated the UAB Blazers 69-54 Thursday night in Memorial Gym. Christina Foggie led all scorers with 19 points. Tiffany Clarke added 14, and Kady Schrann scored 11. Heather Bowe was the team's leading rebounder with nine.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB blows a lead, loses 77-60 to No. 15 Creighton

The UAB Blazers had Creighton star Doug McDermott right where they wanted him - on the bench in foul trouble. Then they found out the 15th-ranked Bluejays aren't a one-man team. Reserve guard Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for McDermott's quiet night in Creighton's 77-60 victory Wednesday night. ''The bottom line is...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Backup lifts Creighton over UAB

Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott's quiet night in No. 15 Creighton's 77-60 victory over UAB on Wednesday night. Jones matched his career high with four 3-pointers. The backup guard made two during a personal 10-0 run that tied it 45 and two more during a 15-0 spurt that finished off the Blazers (1-1). McDermott,...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 105, Young Harris 59

Jordan Swing and Robert Williams scored 17 points apiece to lead six Alabama-Birmingham players in double figures as the Blazers trounced Young Harris 105-59 Saturday night in coach Jerod Haase's debut. UAB shot 53.6 percent from the field (37 of 69) while limiting the Division II Mountain Lions to 27.7 percent (18 of 65). The Blazers also made 20 of 24 free throws and outrebounded...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB 27, Southern Miss. 19

Darrin Reaves rushed for a season-high 223 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama-Birmingham erased a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi 27-19 Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (0-9, 0-6 Conference USA) led 16-0 at the half, but the Blazers (2-7, 1-4) scored three second-half touchdowns and hit two long field goals to seal the comeback. Reaves rushed for 169...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Football Friday Preview: UAB vs. No. 16 Ohio State

UAB Blazers 0-2, 0-0 Conference USA No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 12:00 PM ET Venue: Ohio Stadium Location: Columbus, OH TV: BTN will televise the game with Eric Collins and Derek...
Via BuckeyeBanter.com
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB, Ohio State have different goals in matchup

There are wins and then there are small victories. Garrick McGee has to settle for the latter. In his first season as the coach at UAB, he's trying to upgrade a program that has struggled in the transition in the public's perspective from sneaky-good basketball power to big-time football contender. He knows he doesn't have as much talent as No. 16 Ohio State does coming...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State - UAB capsule preview

UAB (0-2) vs. No. 16 Ohio State (3-0), noon (BTN) Line: Ohio State by 37. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio State concludes its nonconference schedule, all four of the games kicking off at noon in Ohio Stadium, against the Blazers. The Buckeyes, in Year 1 U.M.E. (Urban Meyer Era) have unveiled a wide-open offense and an opportunistic defense -- at times. They...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

OSU Football Week 4: Ten Things to Hate About UAB

Rawr! For the uninitiated, it’s that time of the week again when I halt the love train and Embrace the Hate. Each week I’m going to be providing Buckeye Nation with a laundry list of reasons to dislike that week’s opponent. As I’ve mentioned before, the biggest reason to root against the Buckeyes’ opponents is because they had the audacity to step on the field in the first...
Via Buckeye Empire
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB-Ohio St. Preview

His team hasn't lost and it has a quarterback who has stamped himself as one of the best in the nation. Yet as No. 16 Ohio State readies for its final non-conference game on Saturday against UAB, coach Urban Meyer knows he and his staff still have a lot of items to clean up. The very first thing, on the top of that list, is eliminating big plays on defense. ''That...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Podcast: 50th Episode & UAB Review

This is our 50th episode of the Gamecocks Podcast and in this session we review the South Carolina Gamecocks win against the UAB Blazers.As noted, this is our 50th episode which is truly special for a bunch of South Carolina guys. The LOHD blog podcast is the oldest Gamecocks podcast around and it is something that we love doing. Take a listen as we review the UAB win and do join with...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Video Highlights of South Carolina's Win vs. UAB Blazers

The South Carolina Gamecocks won their third game of the season as they defeated the UAB Blazers by the score of 49-6. Here are highlights of the win for USC:
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

USC v UAB: Video of the Play of the Game

Here is video of South Carolina's D.J. Swearinger's fumble recovery that helped USC get on the scoring track in route to a win versus the UAB Blazers by the score of 49-6. Check it out below: We needed that play as it got the crowd into the game but also got the team into the game. From that moment forward, USC took care of business.
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB feels OK even after No. 8 SCarolina wins 49-6

UAB coach Garrick McGee said he learned some things from the Blazers' 49-6 loss to No. 8 South Carolina on Saturday night. And most of them were good lessons. McGee was proud that UAB (0-2) was still in the game in the second half. He also was glad his team kept all-Southeastern Conference running back Marcus Lattimore mostly in check. ''I think we are getting in position...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Podcast: Quick Hitter on UAB Blazers

The South Carolina Gamecocks square off against the UAB Blazers. Hopefully, you already listened to our last podcast and now here is another Gamecocks Podcast for your ears.In this quick hitting segment, we break down five key questions on the game. Take 10 mins out of your life and listen as you will thank us later: Furthermore..... Thanks to @MooseLOHD for joining...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 3 Preview: UAB vs. USC

University of Alabama-Birmingham Founded: 1936 in Birmingham, AlabamaStudent Body: 17,575 students- 11,128 undergraduateHead Coach: Garrick McGee (1st year head coach)2012 Record: 0-1, lost to Troy 39-29 in week oneRecord vs. USC: USC leads the series 2-0UAB fun fact:  UAB has only had a football team since 1991, and only became a D-1 team in 1996.Read more below> For the...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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