UAB and coach Jerod Haase certainly learned a valuable basketball lesson today: When you’re winning by three points near the end of the game, you always foul rather than let the team get off a game-tying shot. The Blazers had two opportunities to do so – at the end of regulation and overtime – but didn’t. And UAB lost in double overtime, 97-94.
Kendall Williams of New Mexico made a 3-point bomb from 28-feet out at the end of regulation to force overtime. Then, with UAB up by three again in overtime, Alex Kirk made another game tying 3-pointer for the Lobos with :05 left.
The Blazers had a couple chances at the end of double overtime, but couldn’t convert.