UAB Torches East Carolina 82-62

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Robert Vaden and Cameron Moore each
scored 18 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham to an 82-62 victory
over East Carolina on Saturday night.

The Blazers (20-9, 10-4 Conference USA) outscored East Carolina
48-28 in the second half to win for the seventh time in eight
games.

The Pirates (13-15, 5-10) have lost four consecutive games.
UAB used a 28-6 second-half run to turn a 42-42 tie with 14:46
left in the game into a 70-48 lead with 6:06 remaining.

Vaden, who leads the conference with 3.1 3-pointers a game, hit
two 3-pointers in the run and finished with three.

Channing Toney's two free throws gave the Blazers a 24-point
lead with 3:30 left in the game.

Toney finished 17 points and Howard Crawford had 13 points for
UAB.

Jamar Abrams led East Carolina with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Sam Hinnant and Brock Young added 10 points each.


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  • by Dave on Mar 1, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    Torched WITN? I guess that's a pun because UAB's mascot is a dragon. How about this instead for a headline? "Blazers Set Minges Ablaze After Charring the Pirates."
  • by Barry Location: Greenville on Feb 28, 2009 at 08:27 PM
    Dave: we await your obvious response. Cue it up... 3,2,2... (oh well, Dave is an "English" major, sans the wit).
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