Scores

Final

UAB 65

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Kent State 72

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 14, 2009

    Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    UAB 24 4165
    KENT 35 3772

    Top Performers

    UAB: H. Crawford 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Kent State: R. Sherman 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kent St. 72, UAB 65

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Mike McKee scored 19 points and Rodriguez Sherman added 17 as Kent State held off Alabama-Birmingham 72-65 on Saturday night.

    The teams stayed close early in the first half until, after a Kent State timeout with the score tied at 22, the Golden Flashes (2-0) went on a 13-2 run over the final 3:38 to take an 11-point halftime lead.

    The Blazers (1-1) fought back in the second, though, taking a 52-51 lead on Kenneth Cooper's three-point play with 7:41 left.

    But, sparked by a 3-pointer by McKee, Kent State went on a 10-2 run to take a seven point lead with just over three minutes left. McKee sank seven free throws in the final 45 seconds to seal the win.

    McKee finished 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and 7-for-9 at the foul line for the Golden Flashes. Sherman chipped in with nine rebounds.

    Elijah Milsap paced UAB with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    KENT
    Points 65 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 24-49 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

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