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UAB Blazers (16-11)


Saturday 2/1 Thursday 2/6 Saturday 2/8 Wednesday 2/12 Saturday 2/15
@ UTEP
W 69-55
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vs. Rice
L 72-86
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vs. NorTx
L 64-71
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vs. MiddTn
W 83-72
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UAB 79 - 66 MiddTn
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Lovan, Butler combine for 44 and UAB tops Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Tavin Lovan and Will Butler combined for 44 points, leading four into double figures as UAB defeated Middle Tennessee 79-66 on Saturday.

Lovan scored 22 with six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Blazers (16-11, 7-7 Conference USA). He was 7-for-12 shooting and made 8-for-11 at the line. Butler scored a career-high 20, a perfect 6-for-6 at the line, where the Blazers were 23-for-31. Makhtar Gueye added 14 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting and Jalen Benjamin added 10 points with four assists.

C.J. Jones scored 14 points to lead the Blue Raiders (6-21, 2-12), whose losing streak reached four games. Donovan Sims added 14 points with five rebounds and three assists. Anthony Crump had 10 points.

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Leaders
Points: J. Benjamin12.8
Rebounds: M. Gueye5.2
Assists: T. Lovan1.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Benjamin84.5%
3P%: J. Benjamin34.5%
Steals: Z. Bryant1.3
Blocks: T. Scott-Grayson0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor23-1
2 Gonzaga26-1
3 Kansas22-3
4 San Diego State25-0
5 Louisville21-5
6 Dayton23-2
7 Duke22-3
8 Florida State21-4
9 Maryland21-4
10 Seton Hall18-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor23-1
2 Gonzaga26-1
3 Kansas22-3
4 San Diego State25-0
5 Louisville21-5
6 Dayton23-2
7 Duke22-3
8 Florida State21-4
9 Maryland21-4
10 Seton Hall18-7
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Texas 12-2 18-9
Western Kentucky 11-3 18-8
Louisiana Tech 10-4 19-7
FIU 8-6 17-10
Charlotte 8-6 14-11
UAB 7-7 16-11
Marshall 7-7 13-14
Old Dominion 7-7 11-16
Florida Atlantic 6-8 14-13
UTSA 6-8 12-15
Rice 5-9 13-14
Southern Miss 5-9 9-18
UTEP 4-10 13-14
Middle Tennessee 2-12 6-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 66.8 (298)
Rebounds: 10.6 (127)
Assists: 10.5 (333)
FG%: 45.6% (81)
FT%: 69.7% (209)
3P%: 32.2% (241)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 64.6 (59)
Rebounds: 26.2 (127)
Assists: 10.8 (52)
FG%: 41.7% (122)
FT%: 72.2% (263)
3P%: 33.1% (181)
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