SUPER SENIORS: Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors. Jordan Davis, Jo'Vontae Millner-Criss, Jalen Jordan, DeAndre Dishman and Dontrell Shuler have collectively accounted for 63 percent of the team's scoring this season and 62 percent of all Blue Raiders points over the last five games.DOMINANT DAVIS: Davis has connected on 27.4 percent of the 95 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 7 of 23 over his last five games. He's also converted 74.4 percent of his foul shots this season.
A career-high performance and fine defensive acumen were on display for the UAB basketball team but it wasn’t enough as a lack of offensive consistency continues to plague one of the best defensive teams in the nation. The Blazers (17-5, 10-4 C-USA) battled throughout a contested second half but persistent offensive inefficiencies led to a 65-58 loss to the Old Dominion Monarchs, Saturday, Feb. 20, at Bartow Arena in Birmingham.
After three scoreless innings to begin the game, the Monarchs broke through with a six-run, fourth inning. Brock Galiardi led off the inning with a single, and after NSU pitcher Ridge Walker got the next two outs, Chris Dengler dropped a bunt single and Kyle Battle walked. Thomas Wheeler followed with a two-run single for the first runs of the game and Andy Garriola followed with a two-run double to give ODU a 4-0 lead.