Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, January 28, 2023


UAB uses a big second half to knock off Louisiana Tech for the second time this season

UAB turns up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull out a Conference USA win over Louisiana Tech.

Once again, Jelly Walker's availability will be a game-time decision when UAB plays host to Louisiana Tech on Thursday night

UAB standout Jelly Walker has missed the past three games with a bruised foot. He is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday night's game against visiting Louisiana Tech.

UAB wilts under the North Texas defensive pressure during the Mean Green win at Bartow Arena

UAB shoots 36% from the field and 1 of 10 on 3-pointers in the loss to North Texas.

UAB looks to start its winning ways once again with North Texas coming to Bartow Arena on Saturday

UAB dropped four of its past five games but the pieces are there to turn things around, even if injured standout Jelly Walker misses another contest.

Taking a closer look on how UAB has performed in two games without injured Jelly Walker

UAB won at Louisiana Tech and dropped an overtime decision at Middle Tennessee in the two games without the second leading scorer in the country.

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UAB uses late game heroics to pull out a gutsy win at Louisiana Tech while playing without Jelly Walker

UAB ended a three-game losing skid by beating Louisiana Tech in a Conference USA game on the road.

Improving on the defensive end of the court is the focus as UAB moves forward in C-USA play

After back-to-back Conference USA losses, UAB looks to improve on defense to get back on track.

UAB's road to the NCAA Tournament won't include an at-large berth, according to Blazer head coach Andy Kennedy

UAB basketball head coach Andy Kennedy gave an honest assessment of how costly last week's loss at FIU was to his team. But it still could be a special season for the Blazers.

UAB falls by two points in the Conference USA first place showdown at FAU

UAB comes up short as FAU's Johnell Davis has a career night in the Owls' win.

First place in C-USA men's basketball on the line when UAB visits FAU on Thursday

UAB and FAU are the only two teams still unbeaten in Conference USA men's basketball play.

UAB guard Ledarrius Brewer is close to returning to the lineup after breaking a bone in his hand

Ledarrius Brewer has missed three Conference USA games after breaking a bone in his left hand.

Jelly Walker and his UAB teammates return to form in a dominating C-USA win over UTSA on Saturday

Jelly Walker scored 31 points with a season-high seven 3-pointers in the 90-67 win over UTSA.

UAB moves forward in Conference USA play with a home game against UTSA on Saturday

UAB turns its attention to UTSA after escaping with double overtime win over UTEP in Conference UAB men's basketball play on Thursday.

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UAB finds a way to grind out a double overtime win over UTEP at Bartow Arena

UAB trailed for 41 minutes in Thursday's C-USA game against UTEP, but the Blazers found a way to lead when it counted the most.

UAB continues Conference USA play at home against UTEP

UAB, which is 10-2, looks to improve to 2-0 with a home game against UTEP on Thursday night.

UAB begins Conference USA play with a victory over Charlotte

Jelly Walker, Trey Jemison and Eric Gaines lead the way in UAB's Conference USA opening win over Charlotte.

UAB looks to get a quick start in Conference USA men's basketball play against a methodical Charlotte team

A pair of 9-2 teams get together at Bartow Arena on Thursday when Charlotte visits UAB.

UAB opens up Conference USA men's basketball play on Thursday with Charlotte coming to town

Conference USA play got an early start so the teams can fit 20 conference games in the schedule.

UAB closes out the non-conference portion of the men's basketball schedule with a lopsided win over Southern

UAB finishes with a non-conference record of 9-2 . The Blazers begins Conference USA play on Thursday against visiting Charlotte.

Jelly Walker, KJ Buffen pave the way as UAB leads from the outset in a win over South Carolina

KJ Buffen scored a career-high 25 points in a win over South Carolina at Bartow Arena.

UAB basketball team bracing for challenge from SEC opponent South Carolina at Bartow Arena

South Carolina is the first SEC men's basketball opponent to come into Bartow Arena for a regular season game since Auburn beat UAB, 74-70, on Dec. 3, 2016.

Turnovers costly for UAB in road loss at West Virginia

West Virginia scores 25 points off turnovers in a 81-70 win over UAB.

Playing his role on the basketball court has become a strength for UAB's Tavin Lovan

UAB senior Tavin Lovan isn't asked to provide points, like he once was, but he is still playing a key role.

UAB claims Sunshine Slam title after dominating second half during victory over Georgia

Jelly Walker scores 30 points and the UAB defense was salty in the second half of the program's first win over a SEC team since 2010.

UAB moves into the Sunshine Classic championship game with a victory over South Florida

Javian Davis and KJ Buffen make key contributions to UAB's win over USF in the Sunshine Classic.

UAB rebounds from last week's loss with a convincing win over Presbyterian

Eric Gaines leads the way with 16 points and 10 assists in Wednesday's win.

UAB adds junior college guard to its men's basketball signing class

JUCO guard Alejandro Vasquez, who began his college career at St. Bonaventure, is the latest signee for Andy Kennedy's program.

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