UAB gives Ehsan victory in head-coaching debut, 86-66

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Tyler Madison scored 16 points, Hakeem Baxter added 15 and UAB gave Robert Ehsan a victory in his debut as the Blazers' head coach in an 86-66 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday night.

Chris Cokley added 14 points and eight rebounds, Dirk Williams 13 points and Javien Williams 11.

The Blazers rolled to a 44-21 lead at halftime and were up by as many 33 in the second half.

UAB only made 3 of 16 3-point attempts but outscored the Golden Lions 40-18 in the paint.

The Blazers, coming in with tied for the fifth-longest home winning streak, extended that run to 26. They haven't lost at home since Dec. 18, 2014. With the win over Golden Lions, the Blazers are 49-0 against Southwestern Athletic Conference teams.

Ghiavonni Robinson had 13 points, Charles Jackson 12 and Joe'Randle Toliver 11 for the Golden Lions.