Scores

Final

UAB 59

(16-15, 7-9 C-USA)

(22) Middle Tennessee 69

(27-4, 15-1 C-USA)

    1:00 PM ET, March 13, 2014

    Memorial Gym (El Paso, TX), El Paso, Texas

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    UAB 34 2559
    #22MTU 36 3369

    Top Performers

    UAB: A. Grimes 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee: E. Rowe 29 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    No. 22 Middle Tennessee women top UAB 69-59

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Ebony Rowe scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead No. 22 Middle Tennessee, the top seed in the Conference USA tournament, to a 69-59 win over eighth-seeded Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday.

    Rowe had five points as the Blue Raiders (27-4) outscored the Blazers (16-15) 10-2 in the last 3 minutes to win their ninth straight game.

    Middle Tennessee faces 13th-seeded Florida International (12-17), which pulled off its third-straight upset over fourth-seeded Tulane, on Friday.

    UAB shot 54 percent in the first half to trail 36-34, and though the Blazers cooled off, they hung around. They were down by two when MTU's Olivia Jones, who had six offensive rebounds and 11 overall, made a layup at 2:46. After a UAB miss, Rowe converted a three-point play and, after another miss, scored at 1:26 for a 66-57 lead.

    KeKe Stewart added 15 points for Middle Tennessee.

    Ashley Grimes had 21 points and Karisma Chapman 16 for the Blazers, who cooled off to shoot 32 percent in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    MTU
    Points 59 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    UAB
    MTU
    PointsA. Grimes 21E. Rowe 29
    ReboundsK. Chapman 9E. Rowe 15
    AssistsK. Chapman 3L. Leonard 5
    StealsK. Chapman 4S. Cason 1
    BlocksK. Chapman 1K. Stewart 1

    2013-14 Season

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