UAB’s Vaden continues red-hot scoring with 30 against Tulane

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Robert Vaden scored 30 points to continue his hot shooting and lead UAB to a 69-44 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

Vaden was coming off a 41 point effort at UTEP, which tied the school’s single game scoring record. He now is averaging 31.8 points over his last three games.

UAB (21-8, 11-3 Conference USA) jumped to a 41-18 halftime lead and cruised to its sixth victory in seven games.

The win left UAB alone in second place in Conference USA, behind 14-0 Memphis.

Tulane (15-3, 5-9) got 12 points each from David Gomez and Robinson Louisme. The Green Wave shot 32.1 percent from the field in losing its seventh straight game.

UAB jumped to an 11-4 lead and then went on a 13-0 run to make it 24-4.

Vaden was fouled three times while shooting 3-pointers during that stretch and made all nine free throws.

The Blazers’ biggest margin was 28 points at 54-26 with 14:22 left in the game.

Vaden was UAB’s only player to score in the double digits. Jeremy Mayfield had eight points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Johnson dished out seven assists.

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Tulane
David Gomez David Gomez
5-7,  12 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 UAB
Robert Vaden Robert Vaden
7-15,  30 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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