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UTEP Women’s Basketball: UAB blows by UTEP 74-61

Jorge Salgado

UAB shot 50 percent from the field, and only trailed for 47 seconds as they disposed UTEP 74-61 thanks to some hot 3-point shooting.

Sparkle Taylor led the Miners with 16 points, Tamara Seda added 12 points, and eight rebounds, but UTEP turned it over 14 times and went 4-for-16 from behind the 3-point line and were buried by UAB’s 3-point shooting.

The Blazers led 20-15 after the first quarter, but outscored UTEP 19-13 in the second taking a 39-28 lead at halftime. UAB Then opened up a 47-30 lead a few minutes into the third quarter after a back-to-back 3-pointers from the Blazers.

The Blazers hit 12 3-pointers, six came from the hot hand of Rachael Childress who finished with a game high 22 points.

UAB’s win avenges UTEP’s dramatic win in the C-USA Tournament last year in Birmingham.

UTEP will face Middle Tennessee who is tied for first place in C-USA on Saturday.