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UAB holds off UCF 53-49

Feb 25, 2010 - 2:46 AM ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) -- Dexter Fields scored 13 points and Alabama-Birmingham held off a Central Florida second-half rally in a 53-49 win on Wednesday night.

The Knights trailed by eight at halftime, but tied the game at 38-38 on a basket by Keith Clanton with 11:02 remaining. UCF went the next 6:27 without a point and the next 7:21 without a field goal.

But the Blazers (22-5, 10-3 Conference USA) struggled to pull away, and A.J. Tyler's tip-in basket with 1:58 brought UCF to within two. The Knights (13-14, 5-8) had an opportunity to tie the game or go ahead, but UAB's Elijah Millsap stepped in front of a UCF pass and went the length of the court for a slam dunk to give the Blazers a four-point lead with 1:26 left.

Drew Speraw's tip-in basket with 6 seconds left brought the Knights to within three points, 52-49. But Ovie Soko hit one of two free throws to ice the game with 4 seconds remaining.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    UAB 31 22 53
    UCF 23 26 49 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: UAB - DEXTER FIELDS 13, ELIJAH MILLSAP 10,
    AARON JOHNSON 7
    UCF - ISAAC SOSA 15, KEITH CLANTON 13, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 6

    Feb 24 9:00 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 28 roots (Close Finish)

    Alabama-Birmingham 47, UCF 45  2nd - 1:39Feb 24 8:41 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 20 roots (Close Finish)

    Alabama-Birmingham 46, UCF 43  2nd - 2:51Feb 24 8:38 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    UAB 31 31
    UCF 23 23 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    UAB - DEXTER FIELDS 9, ELIJAH MILLSAP 6,
    CAMERON MOORE 6
    UCF - ISAAC SOSA 8, KEITH CLANTON 6,
    MARCUS JORDAN 6

    Feb 24 7:44 PM