Vaden scores 24 to lead UAB to 73-59 win over SMU

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DALLAS (AP)—Robert Vaden scored 24 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 73-59 win over Southern Methodist on Saturday night.

Vaden’s points came on eight 3-pointers, a school record. Reggie Huffman scored 13 points and hauled down 14 rebounds for the Blazers (19-8, 9-3 Conference USA). Channing Toney added 11 points.

Jon Killen scored 21 points to lead SMU (8-17, 2-10). Bamba Fall added 14 points, and Papa Dia had nine points and 11 rebounds.

UAB outrebounded the Mustangs 46-34. The Blazers shot 44 percent from the field for the game, while SMU shot just 33 percent.

SMU led 32-29 at the break before being outscored 44-27 in the second half.

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Robert Vaden Robert Vaden
8-20,  24 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists
Jon Killen Jon Killen
7-18,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists

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