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Early second-half run fuels UAB over Southern Miss 78-68

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Robert Brown finished with 16 points and was among five UAB players to reach double-digit scoring to lead the Blazers to a 78-68 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

Tyler Madison had 14 points and seven rebounds, Hakeem Baxter and Tosin Mehinti added 11 apiece and C.J. Washington pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (13-11, 9-2 Conference USA). UAB converted 35 of its 42 free throw attempts (83.3 percent).

Chip Armelin had 26 points and Matt Bingaya added 22 points for Southern Miss (6-16, 1-10).

The Blazers kicked off the second half with an 8-2 run. UAB held the lead above 10 as late as the 2:14 mark, but the Golden Eagles then scored seven-straight. Brown put the game out of reach with five free throws in the final minute of play.

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