the republic logo

Louisiana-Monroe tops UAB 74-65 behind Ongwae, Roberson

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Tyler Ongwae had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 74-65 win over Alabama-Birmingham to begin the season on Saturday evening.

Justin Roberson finished with 18 points and five assists, Nick Coppola had 14 points and six assists for Louisiana-Monroe. Majok Deng added 13 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Warhawks.

Tosin Mehinti had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Tyler Madison added 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting for UAB. Hakeem Baxter scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

Down by eight at halftime, UAB marched back to within three at 46-43 midway through the second half. Louisiana Monroe responded with a 14-5 run and Coppola connected on four 3-pointers in the second half as the Warhawks held on.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.