Scores

Final OT

UAB 84

(11-4, 0-1 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 89

(11-5, 1-0 C-USA)

    6:00 PM ET, January 11, 2014

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 OT T
    UAB 32 45 784
    MTU 36 41 1289

    Top Performers

    UAB: C. Frazier 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee defeats UAB 89-84 in OT

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones scored four of his 22 points in overtime as Middle Tennessee opened its inaugural Conference USA season with an 89-84 victory Saturday night over Alabama-Birmingham.

    Jones opened overtime with a dunk. UAB answered when Chad Frazier made a layup and a 3-pointer to put the Blazers ahead 82-79.

    Middle Tennessee took an 84-82 lead when Neiko Hunter hit a 3-pointer and a layup with 2:40 remaining in overtime. The Blue Raiders then closed with a 5-2 run.

    Middle Tennessee (11-5, 1-0) led 56-43 with 11:56 to play in the second half. UAB (11-4, 0-1) tied the game at 77 on a pair of Robert Williams' free throws with 35 seconds remaining.

    Kerry Hammonds II missed a 3-point shot for Middle Tennessee with three seconds to play to send the game into overtime. He finished with five 3-pointers while scoring 17 points.

    Frazier led UAB with 28 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    MTU
    Points 84 89
    FG Made-Attempted 31-52 (.596) 35-67 (.522)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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