Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - Adonis Thomas tallied 19 points and nine
rebounds to help lead the Memphis Tigers to a 69-53 victory over the UAB
Blazers in a Conference USA showdown at Bartow Arena.
Joe Jackson added 17 points and five assists for Memphis (12-3, 2-0 C-USA),
which has won six in a row and 10 of its last 11. Tarik Black recorded a
double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, Shaq Goodwin also put up 10
points, and D.J. Stephens blocked a career-high six shots.
For UAB (8-9, 0-2), Rod Rucker logged 16 points and 11 boards, while Fahro
Alihodzic added 12 points. The Blazers are now losers of three straight.
Despite shooting just 1-of-11 from 3-point range in the first half, Memphis
opened up a 34-20 lead at intermission behind 43.8 percent shooting overall.
UAB made good on just 7-of-28 from the field in the opening 20 minutes,
including 0-of-7 from beyond the arc.
The Tigers field goal shooting improved to 58.8 percent in the second half and
the game was never in doubt.
Memphis won the rebounding battle, 44-34, and connected on 20-of-32 from the
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