BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Donell Taylor scored 27 points and
Demario Eddins sparked a second half rally, leading UAB to an 83-75
comeback victory Wednesday night over Southern Miss in their
Conference USA opener.
Donell Taylor had a career scoring high and his twin brother,
Ronell Taylor, added 18 points. But Eddins scored 10 points early
in the second half to drive UAB (11-3, 1-0).
The Blazers trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half.
But they shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half to
overcome a Southern Miss 45-36 halftime lead.
UAB used its height advantage to take control in the second
half. Eddins penetrated inside to score four times early in the
period, as the Blazer went on a 10-0 spurt. Derrick Broom hit a
3-pointer to put UAB in front 52-50, the Blazers' first lead since
the opening basket of the game. They stayed in front the rest of
UAB led by as many as 9 in the second half.