Blazers Set For Road Challenge At No. 13 Creighton

Jordan Swing scored 17 points in UAB's season opening win vs. Young Harris

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.

Game Information
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: - Kevin Kugler (pxp), Nick Bache (analyst)
Radio:  WUHT 107.7 - David Crane (pxp), Steve Mitchell (analyst)

The Series
Creighton leads the all-time series, 1-0.
Last Meeting:  Creighton 70, UAB 60 (11/16/11)

The Coaches
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.