UAB defeats Tulane 76-70
NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Robert Vaden scored 17 points and Lawrence Kinnard added 15 points and 12 rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham rallied to beat Tulane 76-70 on Wednesday night.
The Blazers (18-8, 8-3 Conference USA), who have won five in a row and eight of their last nine, limited the Green Wave to just three field goals in the last nine minutes.
Kevin Sims scored 20 points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for Tulane (10-15, 4-8), which has lost two straight and five of its last six.
Tulane led by as many as 11 points in the first half and the game was tied on 10 occasions, the last time at 66 with 4:19 left. UAB then used a 7-0 run to pull ahead for good.
Paul Delaney III also scored 15 points for UAB, which outrebounded Tulane 20-8 in the second half and hit 20 of 27 second-half free throws.
Robinson Louisme added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Green Wave.