Scores

Final

Savannah State 37

(7-7, 0-6 away)

UAB 63

(9-5, 5-0 home)

    3:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    SAV 20 1737
    UAB 34 2963

    Top Performers

    Savannah State: J. Shuler 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    UAB: P. Delaney III 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    UAB 63, Savannah St. 37

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Paul Delaney III scored 19 points and Robert Vaden added 17 to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 63-37 victory over Savannah State on Sunday.

    Channing Toney had 10 points for UAB (9-5), which got off to a hot start and cruised to an easy win in the first game between the two schools.

    Jovonni Shuler led Savannah State (7-7) with 11 points.

    Delaney and Toney had two baskets each, and Aaron Johnson had a pair of steals as UAB jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Savannah State was scoreless until Tracy Rankins hit a layup at the 13:43 mark.

    Vaden followed with his first three-point, and UAB went on to build a 34-20 halftime lead.

    The Blazers, who started the second half on a 10-2 run, eventually led by as many as 31 points.

    Toney grabbed nine rebounds and Aaron Johnson had six assists and four steals for the Blazers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAV
    UAB
    Points 37 63
    FG Made-Attempted 12-41 (.293) 22-42 (.524)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 31

    2008-09 Season

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