UTEP 28 36 8 72
UAB 24 40 14 78
Date of game: 1/30/2013

Recap: UAB vs. Texas-El Paso

Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - The UAB Blazers earned their first win in Conference USA play this season as they downed the Texas-El Paso Miners, 78-72, in overtime thanks to a 24 point performance from Jordan Swing at the Bartow Arena.

Coming off the bench, Swing was 8-of-16 from the field and recorded six assists for the Blazers (9-12, 1-5 C-USA), who happily saw their six-game losing streak come to a close. Rod Rucker nearly had a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds to go with two blocks and two steals. Fahro Alihodzic had 12 points and eight rebounds while Robert Williams added 11 points and two steals.

For UTEP (11-8, 4-2), McKenzie Moore led the way with 18 points off 3-of-4 shooting from long-range while the Miners brief two-game winning streak ended. Konner Tucker scored 16 points and Julian Washburn added 12. John Bohannon gathered 10 boards and was the games top rebounder.

The Blazers shot just 33.3 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 28-24 at the break.

In the second half, UAB shot 55.2 percent from the field and were able to make four more field goals than the Miners who also shot efficiently at 57.1 percent. Swing made a layup to tie the game with five seconds left in regulation and Jacques Streeter's go-ahead attempt at the buzzer was no good, which sent the contest into overtime.

UAB led throughout the entire overtime period, going 4-of-5 from the field and making 6-of-8 free-throw attempts to secure the long overdue win.

UTEP turned the ball over 21 times which led to 25 points for the opportunistic Blazers.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.