Lovan scores 19, lifts UAB over UTSA 76-68
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tavin Lovan had 19 points and six rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham topped Texas-San Antonio 76-68 on Thursday night.
Lovan made just 6 of 17 shots from the floor for the Blazers (13-9, 4-5 Conference USA), but he hit 7 of 8 free throws. Will Butler added a career-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Antonio Ralat added 11 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting with five rebounds.
Keaton Wallace led the Roadrunners (10-12, 4-5) with 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 4 of 10 from beyond the 3-point arc. Jhivvan Jackson, who came into the game second in the nation with a 26.3 scoring average, added 20 points.