Jan. 24, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB women's basketball team built a 32-26 halftime advantage before Memphis stormed back in the second half for a 63-55 win Thursday evening at Bartow Arena.
The two teams combined for 40 turnovers in the game as the Tigers scored 21 points off Blazer miscues. Memphis also used a strong performance from the free-throw line connecting on 18-of-21 (85.7 percent) to close out the game.
UAB falls to 12-5 overall and 3-1 in Conference USA action with the loss, while Memphis improves to 12-7 and 3-2 in C-USA.
Junior Karisma Chapman recorded UAB's first double-double of the season with her 19 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Amber Jones was the only other Blazer to score in double figures with 12 points on the night.
Memphis was paced by Nicole Dickson, who tallied a game-high 19 points in the win. Teammate Ariel Hearn added 13, while Asianna Fuqua-Bey hauled in eight rebounds.
Thursday's game featured 11 ties and seven lead changes with Memphis' largest lead of eight coming with 21 seconds remaining, while UAB led by as much as six in the game.
The Blazers started the contest scoring the first four points before the Tigers responded with a 9-0 run to claim an early lead, 9-8, with still over 14 minutes to go before the half.
In a back-and-forth battle, the two squads swapped leads four times before the Blazers took the halftime advantage.
Held to just four points in the opening frame, Memphis' Dickson came alive with 15 in the final period as her team outscored the Blazers, 37-23, in the second half on its way to the win.
Next up, UAB travels to Marshall on Sunday for a 1 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. ET tip.