Men's Basketball Defeats UAB, 78-68
Feb 12, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Junior Blount scored 27 points and Bingo Merriex added 23 as TCU defeated UAB 78-68 Tuesday night.
TCU (14-12, 4-8 Conference USA) overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half. The team tied the game at 60 and then went on a 9-0 run, which included two 3-pointers from Blount.
UAB (11-13, 4-7) was ahead 47-39 with about 13 minutes left when they collapsed. The Blazers didn't get closer than seven points down the stretch.
The victory is TCU's third league win in a row.
Will Campbell, who scored a career-high 30 points when UAB defeated TCU earlier this season, was held to six points. He didn't score a field goal until the final two minutes of the game.
Antonae Roberson scored 20 points and Eric Batchelor added 17 for the Blazers.
At the half, TCU led 31-28.