|January 04, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY-EXH||UAB|
|FG Percentage||.400 (26-65)||.479 (35-73)|
|3P FG Percentage||.314 (11-35)||.320 (8-25)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (12-15)||.750 (18-24)|
Mitch Riggs - 2
MEHINTI - 1
WASHINGTON - 1
SWING - 1
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Four Newberry Wolves scored in double digits as the scarlet and gray were defeated 96-75 in exhibition action by the UAB Blazers in Bartow Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The game was Newberry's third exhibition contest against a Division I school this season and the Wolves will carry an 8-2 overall record into Wednesday's road game at Catawba.
Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) scored 16 points to lead the Wolves, while Brandon Taylor (Coshocton, Ohio) canned four three-pointers for 12 points with six rebounds. Gerald Evans (Inglewood, Calif.) scored 12 points and Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) netted 10 points.
Newberry hung with the Blazers in the early going, taking a 17-15 lead at the 13:50 mark on a Smith layup. From there UAB went on a 6-0 run and would not trail again. The hosts took a double figure lead for the first time with nine minutes left in the have with a Fahro Alihodzic layup capping a 15-3 run to put UAB up 30-20.
The Wolves trailed by as many as 20 in the half, but a surge including a pair of Taylor triples inside the final minute cut UAB's halftime lead to 52-41.
Walker drained a trey on the first possession of the second half to put the Wolves back within single digits and a pair of Smith free throws at the 16:49 mark brought Newberry to a 54-48 disadvantage.
A pair of Blazer three-pointers helped the hosts start their way to the win, as UAB outscored Newberry 44-34 in the second half.
Newberry shot 40.0 percent (26-of-65) in the game and made 11-of-35 (31.4 percent) of its three-point attempts. UAB made 47.9 percent (35-of-73) of its shots and showed why they are the top rebounding team in Division I with 50 boards including 19 offensive rebounds.