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Drake's 21 helps UAB rout South Alabama 72-54

Dec 20, 2009 - 1:53 AM MOBILE, Ala.(AP) -- George Drake scored 21 points and made four 3-pointers to help Alabama-Birmingham rout South Alabama 72-54 on Saturday, the Blazers' ninth consecutive win.

Drake scored eight quick points to help UAB (10-1) open the second half on a 10-0 run and take a 38-26 lead. The Jaguars (8-4) closed to within eight with 8 minutes left, but UAB answered with 11 straight points.

Elijah Millsap had 10 points and his second straight 15-rebound game for the Blazers, who held a 41-28 edge on the boards. Jamarr Sanders scored 13 and Aaron Johnson had seven points and eight assists.

Allyn Cooks led South Alabama with 11 points and Bryan Sherrer added nine points and six assists.

It was the first game of South Alabama's Coors Classic.

The Blazers were coming off a 17-point win over No. 25 Cincinnati.






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    Alabama-Birmingham 72, South Alabama 54  FinalDec 20 6:06 PM
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    Alabama-Birmingham 72, South Alabama 54  FinalDec 19 8:41 PM


  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    UAB 28 44 72
    SOUTH ALABAMA 26 28 54 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: UAB - GEORGE DRAKE 21, JAMARR SANDERS 11, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 10
    SOUTH ALABAMA - ALLYN COOKS 11, GARY REDUS 9,
    BRYAN SHERRER 9

    Dec 19 8:35 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    UAB 28 28
    SOUTH ALABAMA 26 26 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    UAB - GEORGE DRAKE 12, HOWARD CRAWFORD 4, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 3
    SOUTH ALABAMA - ALLYN COOKS 9, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

    Dec 19 7:24 PM