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Final

UAB 72

(5-3, 3-1 home)

    9:30 PM ET, December 19, 2005

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    CENT 20 3858
    UAB 38 3472

    Top Performers

    Centenary: C. Watson 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    UAB: M. McDonald 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CENT
    UAB
    Points 58 72
    FG Made-Attempted 20-62 (.323) 27-71 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-24 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 25

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