March 7, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Cameron Moore and Ovie Soko each tallied double-doubles to lead No. 5 seed UAB past 12th-seeded Tulane 72-64 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament from FedEx Forum.
The Blazers (15-15) will take on fourth-seeded UCF in the conference tournament quarterfinal round on Thursday night. The Knights dealt UAB a loss in the regular-season finale on March 3.
Moore scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, while Soko finished with 20 points and had 12 boards for the Blazers, who have won five of their last six contests.
The Green Wave led 28-27 at intermission, but Moore scored the first four points of the second half to fuel a 14-7 Blazers run and they never trailed again. UAB outscored Tulane 45-36 in the second half to seal it.
Josh Davis scored 20 points to pace the 12th-seeded Green Wave (15-16), who ended their season with eight straight defeats.
- Tre Drye and Lotanna Nwogbo started tonight's game. Drye's start is his third of the season and first since at Rice on Jan. 28. Nwogbo's start is his second of the year. His other came at Tulsa on Jan. 18.
- Josh Davis reached double figures in the scoring column for the 19th game this season with his 20 points tonight. His 20 points also marks his third 20-plus point game of the season.
- Nwogbo's eight points tonight are a season/career high. His previous high was six against Houston in each meeting.
- Jordan Callahan reached double figures in scoring for the 21st game this season and the 51st game of his career with his 11 points tonight.