UAB Looks for Texas Sweep at UTEP on Saturday

EL PASO, Texas – Coming off a thrilling 76-68 victory at UTSA on Thursday night, UAB looks to make it a Texas sweep when they visit UTEP on Saturday night. The game will stream live on ESPN+ and has a tipoff time of 8 p.m. (CT)/7 p.m. (MT). 

UAB AND UTEP    
The series began in 1987 when UAB participated in the Sun Bowl Classic in El Paso. Almost 18 years later, the teams met again after UTEP joined Conference USA. UAB leads the series 11-9 and 10-8 in C-USA games. The Blazers and Miners met in the 2006 C-USA Championship in semifinal round in Memphis – a 63-60 UAB victory. 

ABOUT UTEP    
UTEP (13-9, 4-5 C-USA) is coming off a 67-66 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night. Bryson Williams is second in C-USA averaging 19.0 points per game. He is fifth in the league with 7.0 rebounds per game. The Miners are 11-1 at the Don Haskins Center this season with their only setback coming on Jan. 11 against LA Tech, 64-61.

LAST TIME AGAINST UTEP    
Lewis Sullivan registered his third career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in UAB’s 76-63 victory over UTEP on Jan. 17, 2019. The Blazers outscored the Miners 47-31 in the second half to pull away for the victory.

UAB AND UTEP ALL-TIME    
OVERALL: UAB leads 11-9
IN BIRMINGHAM: UAB leads 8-2
IN EL PASO: UTEP leads 7-2
IN MEMPHIS: UAB leads 1-0
IN C-USA CHAMPIONSHIP: UAB leads 1-0

THE HOMETOWN CALL
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Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-UAB1. Group packages are also available for 20 or more and provide your friends or co-workers an opportunity to save money while taking advantage of special fan experiences to any home basketball game. To purchase group tickets or inquire about opportunities for the 2019-20 season, please contact Chris Curtis at (205) 934-3172 or ccurtis2@uab.edu.

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