Vaden scores 41 in UAB win over UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP)—Robert Vaden scored 41 points, including 27 off 3-pointers, to lead UAB to an 88-81 victory over Texas-El Paso on Wednesday night.
Vaden shot 12-of-21 from the field and 9-of-14 from 3-point range for UAB (20-8, 10-3 Conference USA). He hit eight of his 10 free throw attempts.
Aaron Johnson scored 13 points for UAB.
Stefon Jackson scored 23 points and Randy Culpepper added 15 for UTEP (16-10, 7-6). Marvin Kilgore scored 13 for the Miners.
UTEP led by eight points, 64-56, with 8:19 left before UAB rallied.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Lawrence Kinnard and Vaden tied the score at 70-70. After Jackson hit a jumper for UTEP, Vaden countered with eight straight points on two 3-pointers and two free throws for a 78-72 lead. UTEP could get no closer than two points the rest of the way.