Blazers vs. Southern Miss at Bartow

Teams: UAB (15-2, 3-0 C-USA) vs Southern Miss (10-7, 0-3) Where: Bartow Arena; 8,500 capacity

Time: 6 p.m.

Television: CSS

Probable Starters

UAB

G-Aaron Johnson 5'8" 185, Jr. 9.2 ppg, 2.9 rbg, 4.4 apg

G- Jamarr Sanders 6'4" 200, Jr. 10.6, 4.7, 2.5

G-Elijah Millsap 6'6" 210, Jr. 17.2, 9.9, 2.0

G-George Drake 6'4" 215, Sr. 7.7, 3.5, 1.1

F-Howard Crawford 6'8" 240, Sr. 12.4, 4.7, 0.9

Key reserves

C-Kenneth Cooper 6'10" 260, Sr. 5.6, 4.0, 0.3

F-Cameron Moore 6'10" 225, Soph. 3.9, 3.4, 0.4

Southern Miss Probables

G-Maurice Bolden 6'10", 200, R-Soph. 11.4, 6.8 rbg, 0.5

G-R.L. Hudson 6'0" 180, Jr. 8.7, 3.5, 2.1

G-Angelo Johnson 6'0" 180, R-Soph. 9.4, 3.4, 3.5

F-Gary Flowers 6'8" 214, Jr. 14.3, 7.9, 2.5

G/F-Sai'Quon Stone 6'6" 225, R-Jr. 3.8, 3.1.,1.5

Analysis:

Blazers playing great basketball. Huge win Saturday Night over SMU. Down 24 with 15 minutes left and came back to win 63-62. Just shows the mental toughness of this team. Elijah Millsap can play with anybody. If he keeps it up, he could be player of the year in the conference, and, more importantly, help his team win the conference and tourney and make a run in NCAA's.

But it's not only Millsap. The rest of the starters are fast, athletic, and when they're shooting well, the Blazers are an outstanding basketball team.

Need to be careful tonight. Southern Miss would like nothing better than to upset the Blazers. This is a good rivalry. The Blazers just need to take care of business tonight and get ready for a big game at Marshall on Saturday. Hopefully, there will be a good, enthusiastic crowd tonight. They deserve the support after what they've accomplished and with their ability to accomplish big things on the Southside.

By the way, that is not a misprint on Maurice Bolden of Southern Miss. He is listed as a guard at 6'10". Still gets about seven rebounds per game.