Friday, December 5, 2014

UAB Knocks Off Morehead State, Storms the Court to Protest

UAB 58
Morehead State 48

Final from Birmingham, Alabama

Game recap by MSU:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB men's basketball team held Morehead State to 34 percent from the field and used a 28-20 advantage in paint points to register a 58-48 non-conference victory on Thursday evening at Bartow Arena.

The Blazers, who snap a three-game skid, improve to 3-5 overall and 3-2 at home. The Eagles, who have dropped both contests this week, slip to 4-6 overall and 1-4 on the road. It was the first meeting between the two schools in men's hoops.

Morehead State was limited to just 18-of-53 from the floor, including 9-of-31 (29 percent) in the second half. UAB, meanwhile, was able to knock down 21-of-54 (39 percent) for the night, including 11-of-25 (44 percent) after intermission.

"Our defense has played very well this season, but our offensive efficiency continues to be poor," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "I'm disappointed with all of the turnovers and our lack of offensive execution tonight. We will go back to the drawing board and get better."

Senior C.J. Washington paced the Blazers with 14 points, on 6-of-10 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds. Sophomore Tyler Madison added 11 points, while no other UAB player reached double figures. Two Blazers had four assists apiece and three steals.

Senior Angelo Warner led the Eagles with 13 points, while sophomore Corban Collins tossed in 10 and junior Brent Arrington managed seven. Junior Lyonell Gaines pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, which marked his best effort in an MSU uniform.

Morehead State committed 21 turnovers, which UAB turned into 17 points. The Blazers were tagged with 16 miscues, which the Eagles converted into 13 points. UAB posted a 6-0 advantage in fast-break points and 15-8 scoring edge off the bench.

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