Scores

Final

Murray State 80

(5-5, 1-4 away)

UAB 100

(10-3, 7-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

1 2 T
MURR 31 4980
UAB 44 56100

Top Performers

Murray State: D. Hopkins 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

UAB: D. Taylor 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

UAB 100, Murray State 80

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Ronell Taylor scored 18 points and his twin brother Donell had 17 to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 100-80 victory over Murray State on Sunday.

Paul Delaney scored 12 points and Marvett McDonald had 11 for the Blazers (10-3).

Darnell Hopkins scored 20 points for Murray State (5-5), while Shawn Witherspoon and Chuck Johnson each had 14.

It was UAB's first win over Murray State in four meetings. The Racers had been the only school UAB had played at least three times without beating.

The game was tied at 24 when the Taylors combined for 13 points in a 16-3 run that gave UAB the lead for good.

The Blazers led 44-31 at halftime and by as many has 29 points in the second half.

Murray State handled UAB's pressure defense early, but the Racers eventually wore down and finished with 26 turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MURR
UAB
Points 80 100
FG Made-Attempted 30-63 (.476) 35-70 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 25-31 (.806)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 25

2004-05 Season

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