Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 55

(23-8, 13-3 C-USA)

UAB 53

(18-12, 7-9 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, March 6, 2014

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    MTU 27 2855
    UAB 26 2753

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 16 Pts, 18 Reb, 3 Blk

    UAB: R. Rucker 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Jones, Knight lead Middle Tennessee past UAB 55-53

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shawn Jones scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and Tweety Knight hit the game-winning layup with 4 seconds left, as Middle Tennessee beat UAB 55-53 Thursday night to remain tied atop the Conference USA standings.

    Chad Frazier hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:58 remaining to give UAB a 53-47 lead. Seven seconds later, Knight for Kerry Hammonds II for a 3-pointer and, following a Frazier turnover, Neiko Hunter tied the game at 53 by hitting a 3 with 1:01 to play.

    After Frazier missed a jumper on the other end, Knight made the game-winning layup.

    Hammonds scored 11 points and Knight finished with eight and four assists for Middle Tennessee (23-8, 13-3), which shot 50 percent from the field and from 3-point range in the second half.

    Frazier paced UAB (18-12, 7-9) with 16 points while Rod Rucker added 15 and eight rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    UAB
    Points 55 53
    FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 20-45 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 9-18 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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