UAB wins Conference USA Title—now headed to NCAA Tournament

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Win as One! (Mario Terrana)

University of Alabama’s men’s basketball team has won the NCAA regular-season championship. Read more to find out how they did this and what’s next for the Blazers.

Blaze On

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Blaze on. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

UAB Men’s Basketball stays winning! According to WBRC, the Blazers are going back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 when they beat Middle Tennesse. The team had made it to the round of 32!

On March 12, 2022, the UAB men’s basketball team won their conference (82-73) against Louisiana Tech in Frisco, Texas. This win is UAB’s sixth conference tournament title victory since the program’s creation in 1978.

Did you notice that the Blazers had four scorers reach double figures? Check out who racked up double-digit points:

  • Jordan Walker (Conference USA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player)27 points
  • Michael Ertel: 15 points
  • KJ Buffen: 13 points
  • Tavin Lovan: 11 points

The Blazers stayed ahead by 19 points towards the end of the second half with 43-24. LA Tech stepped up their game after halftime by cutting the point deficit to 10 points in the game’s final two minutes—CRAZY.

The Blazers kept the lead because of the plays made by Walker and Ertel from the foul line and in the paint. Excitingly, the Blazers won 82-73.

Where are you gonna place them on your March Madness bracket?

BONUS: UAB accepts invitation to join American Athletic Conference

What’s next for UAB Men’s Basketball?

Wanna know how the seeds will shake out? Selection Sunday is tonight at 5PM CT where they’ll figure out who UAB will be playing in their next game at The Big Dance. Tune into your local sports channel or stream it online.

FUN FACT: This season sets the UAB’s men’s basketball record for most wins in a single season (27)!

Let the March Madness begin and Blaze On!

Do you have your brackets ready for the NCAA tournament? Let us know @BhamNow.

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