UAB Men's Basketball Falls In First Spain Exhibition, 84-80

UABSPORTS.COM Robert Brown scored 13 points for the Blazers on Monday.
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Robert Brown scored 13 points for the Blazers on Monday.
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Aug. 18, 2014

Final Stats

MADRID, Spain – The Combinado de Madrid, a Spanish professional team from Madrid, shot 8-of-11 from 3-point range in the second half and overcame a first-half deficit to defeat the UAB men’s basketball team, 84-80, Monday evening.

The Blazers led for most of the 40 minutes played, but a string of three-straight 3-pointers, included two, four-point plays by Combinado de Madrid, proved to be the difference in Monday’s game.

“I saw a lot of positive things today,” head coach Jerod Haase said. “I think we worked hard, were united and gave a lot of effort, but there were just a few things that hurt us today. We have a long way to go defensively, so we will just keep working.”

The Blazers had four players score in double figures, including a team-high 19 from sophomore Tyler Madison. The Columbiana, Ala., native finished one rebound shy of a double-double with nine on the day, including six offensive rebounds.”

“Obviously, Tyler did a great job as far as points,” Haase commented. “I think a lot of our guys had good games as far as points, rebounds and assists, but we have to be better defensively.”

Joining Madison in double figures were Chris Cokley (17), C.J. Washington (14) and Robert Brown (13).


 

 

As a team, the Blazers shot 46 percent (31-of-68) from the field and knocked in 6-of-21 (29%) from 3-point range.

For UAB’s stats from Monday’s game, click here.

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