Scores

Final

UAB 58

(15-12, 7-7 C-USA)

(23) Middle Tennessee 68

(25-4, 14-1 C-USA)

    4:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UAB 28 3058
    #23MTU 26 4268

    Top Performers

    UAB: C. Black 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    Middle Tennessee: E. Rowe 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    No. 23 Middle Tennessee rallies to beat UAB 68-58

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Ebony Rowe, kept in check most of the game, scored nine-straight points in a late 12-0 run and finished with 22 as No. 23 Middle Tennessee rallied to defeat Alabama-Birmingham 68-58 on Saturday.

    Their seventh-straight win gave the Blue Riders (25-4, 14-1) their sixth-straight Conference USA title outright. KeKe Stewart added 15 points and Shanice Cason 12.

    Behind Karisma Chapman, the Blazers (15-12, 7-7) led until Rowe took over. Chapman had 15 points and 13 rebounds but her only bucket of the second half came with 14:05 to play. Chelsee Black led UAB with 16 points.

    Middle Tennessee, down by 11 with 11:30 to play, was behind 53-49 at the 4:33 mark before the critical surge. Rowe had a three-point play, two free throws and two layups with Cason capping the run with a 3 with 1:35 left.

    The Blue Raiders needed the hot finish to shoot 41 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    MTU
    Points 58 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 23-56 (.411)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    UAB
    MTU
    PointsC. Black 16E. Rowe 22
    ReboundsK. Chapman 13E. Rowe 7
    AssistsA. Grimes 4E. Rowe 2
    StealsA. Grimes 3O. Jones 2
    BlocksK. Chapman 1E. Rowe 1

    2013-14 Season

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