BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Nick Norton scored all 14 of his points and Nate Darling 11 of his 12 in the first half when UAB took off to a 17-point lead on its way to a 74-57 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
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Zack Bryant hit a 3-pointer to give UAB the lead for good with 12 minutes left in the first half and Norton followed with a trio of 3-pointers as the Blazers outscored the Delta Devils 26-4 over an 11-minute span, making 9 of 14 shots over while MVSU was 1 of 17.
The Blazers led by 17 at halftime and MVSU got only within nine once with seven minutes to go.
UAB (9-4) has won six of its last seven games while MVSU (0-13) has lost 14 straight dating to last season. The Delta Devils have played 12 road games.
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