UAB 72, Centenary 58

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Marvett McDonald scored 15 points and
Brandon Tobias added 11, leading UAB to a 72-58 win over Centenary
on Monday night.

Wen Mukubu scored 10 points for UAB (5-3).

Chris Watson scored 19 points and Clarke Jackson added 10 to
lead Centenary (2-6). Guard Brian Baumann had a game-high 11
rebounds for the Gents.

The Blazers led 38-20 at halftime and used a full-court pressure
defense to force 37 turnovers for the game.

UAB held Centenary scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the
first half to jump to a 24-4 lead. The Blazers biggest margin was
25 points, when McDonald hit a 3-pointer to make it 34-9.

UAB got off to a sluggish start in the second half, and a pair
of 3s by Jackson helped Centenary cut the margin to 40-31.

But Mukubu scored 5 points to spark a 12-0 run that put the game
away for UAB.

Paul Delaney had 7 points, eight rebounds and four assists for
the Blazers. Carldell Johnson had six steals.