Scores

Final

UAB 59

(20-5, 8-3 C-USA)

Southern Miss 54

(15-10, 5-6 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 17, 2010

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    UAB 21 3859
    USM 22 3254

    Top Performers

    UAB: H. Crawford 17 Pts, 5 Reb

    Southern Miss: R. Horton 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UAB 59, Southern Miss. 54

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Howard Crawford led all scorers with 17 points and Alabama-Birmingham defeated Southern Mississippi 59-54 on Wednesday night.

    The Blazers (20-5, 8-3 Conference USA) used an 8-3 run in the final 2 minutes to put the Eagles (15-10, 5-6) away for the fifth straight time and tie Tulsa for third in the conference.

    Southern Miss led 22-21 at halftime and there were seven ties in the second half before the Blazers went ahead to stay on a pair of free throws by Crawford that made it 53-51 with 2:41 remaining.

    Two more free throws by Crawford, two by Elijah Millsap and one by Aaron Johnson made it 58-51.

    UAB shot 15-for-22 on free throws in the second half to Southern Miss' 8-for-13.

    Jamarr Sanders added 14 points and Millsap 13 for UAB.

    R.L. Horton led Southern Miss with 14 points and scored his 1,000th collegiate point on a 3-point shot to open the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    USM
    Points 59 54
    FG Made-Attempted 19-43 (.442) 18-44 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 4

    2009-10 Season

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