Washington hit all six shots from the line as UAB made 17 of 22 free throws after the Bulldogs racked up 23 personal fouls. UAB had a distinct advantage on the glass, grabbing 14 more rebounds than the Bulldogs (51-37).
The Blazers (10-3) led by as many as 15 points twice in the game, the last at 67-52 with 1:09 left to play.
Demarquelle Tabb came off the bench to score 18 points and finish with 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-7). Alabama A&M led 5-4 with 15:38 remaining in the first half, but could not regain the lead after trailing and came no closer than eight points in the second half.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
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