BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Nate Darling scored 23 points to lead six players in double-figure scoring and UAB upended Western Kentucky 101-73 on Saturday night in a regular season finale.
The Blazers (19-12, 10-8 Conference USA) end up as the No. 6 seed to play eleventh-seeded Florida Atlantic in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament on March 7.
UAB took an early lead in the first half and Lee made three 3-pointers to help his team to a 45-37 advantage at intermission.
Western Kentucky got as close as 47-43 early in the second half before the Blazers opened it up again with the help of two layups by Cokley and 3-pointers by Darling and Bryant to make it 60-43 with 15:50 to go. The Blazers surged again late, going 15-5 to push it to 90-62 with 4:36 left.
Justin Johnson led the Hilltoppers (22-9, 14-4) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. They head to the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals as the No. 3 seed.
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