Nov. 26, 2013
Florida A&M (1-4) vs. UAB (4-2)
Details: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 1 p.m. CST • Bartow Arena • Birmingham, Ala.
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UAB Defeats Florida A&M, 90-59
Howard Crawford scored a career-high 26 points to lead four UAB players in double figures in a 90-59 rout of Florida A&M on Saturday night. The Blazers improve to 6-1 on the year - their best start to a season since the 1998-99 campaign.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Off to its best start since the 2010-11 season, UAB's men's basketball team returns to Bartow Arena on Wednesday to host Florida A&M at 1 p.m. CST.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-8221.
Wednesday's contest will be aired locally on 100.5 FM in Birmingham, with David Crane and Steve Mitchell on the call.
Five Things To Know
• UAB and Florida A&M meet for the sixth time. The Blazers lead the all-time series, 5-0, with the last meeting coming in 2009.
• Blazer guard Chad Frazier was named the Conference USA Player of the Week after being named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.
• UAB forward C.J. Washington is coming off a season-high 28 points against Temple on Sunday.
• UAB picked up its 700th win in school history with last Friday’s victory against Nebraska.
Frazier Named C-USA Player of the Week
» Blazer junior point guard Chad Frazier, who was named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team, was tabbed the Conference USA Player of the Week.
» Frazier started off the 2013 Charleston Classic with two-straight 30-plus point performances with 34 against New Mexico and 32 vs. Nebraska on his way to being named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.
» It marked the first time since Robert Vaden in 2008 that a UAB player has scored over 30 points in back-to-back games. The Charlotte, N.C. native, who has scored in double figures in every game this year, was 19-of-32 (59%) from the field, 7-of-12 (58%) from 3-point range and 21-of-24 (88%) from the free throw line in the first two games of the Charleston Classic – a 97-94 double-overtime loss to then No. 19 New Mexico and an 87-74 win against Nebraska.
» Frazier scored 10 points in Sunday’s game against Temple to finish with 76 total points in the tournament -- the second-most in Charleston Classic history.
Blazers Own The Boards
» UAB recorded 54 rebounds against Rutgers, 53 vs. Troy and 62 vs. New Mexico in three-straight games. The 62 against New Mexico represents the fifth time in school history that UAB has had 60-plus rebounds. The school record is 69, which came against South Alabama on Dec. 20, 1994.
» The Blazers have doubled up two opponents this season on the boards. UAB doubled Rutgers’ rebound total of 27 as the Blazers had just as many offensive boards (22) as the Scarlet Knights had defensively. Against Troy, UAB outrebounded the Trojans, 53-24, including a 39-16 advantage on the defensive glass.
» UAB is currently ranked No. 4 nationally in total rebounds (291) and tops in C-USA in rebounding margin (+12.3).
Washington, Frazier Making Early Impact
» UAB newcomers Chad Frazier and C.J. Washington have made an immediate impact for the Blazers this season. The two, who have won back-to-back Conference USA Player of the Week honors (Washington, Nov. 18 and Frazier, Nov. 25) are UAB’s leading scorers and account for 44 percent (35 points per game) of UAB’s per game scoring average. Either Frazier or Washington has led UAB in scoring in each of the first six games.
Blazers’ Hot Second-Half Shooting
» UAB was 19-of-23 (82.6%) from the field as a team in the second half against Nebraska on Thursday, outscoring the Cornhuskers, 56-40, in the final 20 minutes. Rod Rucker and Jordan Swing each scored nine points in the second half, while Fahro Alihodzic added eight second-half points and Chad Frazier scored 21 in the second period.
UAB Gets 700 In 36 Years
» With UAB’s 87-74 win against Nebraska on Friday, the Blazers picked up their 700th win in program history -- a remarkable stat considering UAB is in just its 36th season of playing collegiate men’s basketball. Overall, the Blazers are averaging 20 wins per season dating back to the inaugural 1978-79 season.
» It is also ironic that the 700th win came against Nebraska -- the same team that UAB played in its first-ever game as a program in 1978.
UAB Sets Free Throw Record
» In its game against Troy on Nov. 14, UAB set a Blazer single-game free throw percentage (min. 10 attempts) record by going 16-of-17 (94.1 percent) from the free-throw line. UAB has gone over 90 percent on a minimum of 10 attempts now seven times in school history. UAB broke the previous single-game record of 93.8 percent vs. USF on Dec. 27, 2006.
» UAB senior forward Rod Rucker’s 20 rebounds against New Mexico on Thursday represented the third highest single-game total in Blazer basketball history. Former Blazer Cameron Moore recorded 24 against George Washington Dec. 28, 2011 to hold the highest mark in Blazer history.
» Rucker added 18 points to his 20 boards vs. New Mexico and 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nebraska.
Scouting Florida A&M
» Florida A&M enters the game 1-4 overall on the year with road losses at Rutgers, Princeton, Toledo and Jacksonville. The Rattlers will be playing their fifth road game in just six overall games this season.
» Jamie Adams leads the Rattlers in scoring with 16 points per game, while Trey Kellum paces Florida A&M in rebounds with 5.2 per contest. FAMU averages just 67.6 points per game and shoot 40.0 percent (122-of-209) from the field as a team.
» Florida A&M head coach Clemon Johnson is in his third season at FAMU and holds a 19-50 overall coaching record.