UCF holds on for first win against UAB

UCF holds on for first win against UAB

Published Jan. 21, 2012 4:44 p.m. ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Keith Clanton
scored 10 points and Central Florida defeated Alabama-Birmingham 48-41
on Saturday for its first win over the Blazers in the eight-game history
of the series.

UCF (15-4, 5-1 Conference USA) started
the game on a 14-2 run and led by as many 14 in the first half. The
Blazers rallied to take a 41-38 lead after two free throws by Jordan
Swing with 5:12 to play. But the Blazers went 0 for 6 from the field the
rest of the way as UCF ended on a 10-0 run.


The Blazers (6-12, 1-4), who have lost
five of their past six games, suffered their worst shooting night of the
season and made 28.6 percent (14 of 49) of their field goal attempts.

Cameron Moore had 12 points and 12
rebounds. Swing also scored 12 points for UAB, whose last five games
have been decided by seven points or less.