BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- C.J. Washington scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as UAB defeated Florida A&M 85-73 Wednesday afternoon.
Washington, a 6-8 junior college transfer out of Florida, has led the Blazers (5-2) in scoring four times this season. Rod Rucker and Chad Frazier split 34 points and Robert Williams came off the bench to score 14.
UAB continued its strong rebounding, beating A&M (1-5) on the boards 49-34. Rucker and Washington each had eight. Frazier racked up six assists.
If the Blazers showed a weakness it was from the foul line, where they missed 20 times in 49 attempts. Four games earlier they set a school record of 94 percent (16 of 17). Meanwhile, Florida A&M made 11-14. UAB was called for 14 fouls, A&M had 36 with four players fouling out.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|