Jordan Swing goes to the basket for a layup.
Feb. 29, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Swing scored a career-high 22 points, including knocking down four 3-pointers, as UAB held on to beat Tulsa 68-64 on Wednesday night, extending the Blazers' season-best winning streak to four straight games.
Cameron Moore, who was one of three seniors honored prior to the start of the game, added 18 points for UAB (14-14, 9-6 Conference USA), which led by eight points at halftime and won despite being outscored by the Golden Hurricane 40-36 in the second half.
The Blazers outshot Tulsa 47.1 percent (24 of 51) to 37.9 percent (25 of 66) from the floor, including shooting a blistering 58.3 percent (14 of 24) over the final 20 minutes.
The Golden Hurricane won the battle of the boards 45-33 and outscored UAB in the paint 42-30. Tulsa had 20 offensive rebounds, but could only convert that to 18 second chance points.
Jordan Clarkson had 21 points to pace Tulsa (17-12, 10-5), which has lost three of its last six to drop into third place in the conference.
The Blazers will finish the regular season on Saturday when they travel to take on UCF (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT). If UAB wins, then it will clinch a first round bye in the 2012 Conference USA Tournament.