Nov. 13, 2012
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB men's basketball team will hit the road for the first time this season, heading to Omaha, Neb., to take on the 13th-ranked Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
UAB (1-0) at #13/#15 Creighton (1-0)
Game Time: Wed., 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Omaha, Neb. - CenturyLInk Center Omaha (18,560)
TV: ESPN3.com - Kevin Kugler (pxp), Nick Bache (analyst)
Radio: WUHT 107.7 - David Crane (pxp), Steve Mitchell (analyst)
Creighton leads the all-time series, 1-0.
Last Meeting: Creighton 70, UAB 60 (11/16/11)
UAB: Jerod Haase (Kansas, '97)
Record at UAB: 1-0, first season
Overall Record: 1-0, first season
Creighton: Greg McDermott (Northern Iowa, '88)
Record at Creighton: 53-22, third season
Overall Record: 333-217, 19th season
On The Blazers
UAB is led by first year head coach Jerod Haase (rhymes with class), who spent the last 13 seasons as an assistant under Roy Williams at North Carolina and Kansas.
The Blazers enter Wednesday's tilt with a 1-0 record after defeating Young Harris College (DII) last Saturday, 105-59.
In the season opening win, six players reached double figures, led by Jordan Swing and Robert Williams who each charted 17 points.
The 105 points scored tied for the 13th most in program history, and marked the most by a Blazer squad since defeating Belmont,107-76, back on Dec. 15, 2004.
In total, UAB shot 53.6 percent from the floor along with making 11 of 21 3-pointers (52.4 percent) and 20 of 24 foul shots (83.3 percent) against YHC.
On The Bluejays
Creighton moved up the top-25 charts after defeating North Texas, 71-51, in its season opener to rank No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 15 in the Associated Press Poll.
The Bluejays were picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference, after finishing the 2011-12 season second in the league with a 14-4 record and 29-6 overall.
Preseason All-American Doug McDermott captured the MVC Player of the Week award after posting a double-double - 21 points, 11 rebounds - in the win over North Texas.