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.

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

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