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UAB overwhelms Roadrunners on Wednesday night, 79-56

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 02/12/2014
Courtesy UTSA Athletics
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Karisma Chapman recorded 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead UAB to a 79-56 victory over UTSA Wednesday night at Bartow Arena.

Kamra King and Tesha Smith each tallied a team-high 16 points for UTSA (11-12, 2-8 C-USA).

The Blazers (13-10, 5-5 C-USA) opened the game on a 12-1 run and didn't look back shooting 64 percent in the opening half for the second highest scoring first half by a UTSA opponent this season. The total could have been extended further if not for a 3-for-9 showing at the free throw line.

Each team struggled with turnovers with UTSA committing 16 and UAB surrendering 12 but the Roadrunners inability to convert those turnovers into points contributed mightily to the 16-point halftime deficit.

King surpassed the 900-career point mark on a pair of free throws with 11:58 left in the half and scored nine points to lead UTSA.

UAB continued to extend the lead in the second half outscoring the Birds 36-29 in front of a sparse 200 fans in attendance due to winter weather conditions that produced approximately two inches of snowfall in the Birmingham area.

The Roadrunners continue their road trip on Saturday at Rice (11-12, 4-6 C-USA). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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