- Students use alternative art materials for one-night-only exhibition June 18
- Digital Media wins national prize for TEDxBirmingham video
- Trip to New York brings national attention to Birmingham renaissance
- Clothes that work for new grads hitting the market
- Hagel emphasizes leadership to Naval Academy graduates
- Birmingham Chosen To Host 2015 C-USA Basketball Championships
- On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market
- Canvas unrolled for new school year
- Tornadoes Leave Trail of Devastation (Photos)
- Campus closes early Tuesday due to severe thunderstorm
- Alabama does a double take: ‘Urinetown: the Musical’ hits home twice
- A+ Performance by Legend
- UAB Women’s Softball defeat Charlotte 49ers (8-0)
- A Fun and Fluffy Study Break In Lister Hill
- UAB Earth Month Festival
Memphis plagues Bartow Arena
Head Coach Audra Smith tried to rally her players before they dropped their first conference game of the year. Kyle Thompson/Staff Photographer[/caption]A Birmingham classic rivalry is between the Blazers and the Memphis Tigers. The match up has always been something students and fans look forward to every season, and so far the clash has yet to disappoint. This season the teams met once again, and although the UAB ladies fell short on the board, the Blazers are driven to achieve a victory on the next match-up.
Bartow Arena hosted the Tigers Thursday night, and the fans packed in to witness the fast-paced game. The game started off in favor of the Blazers, with a four point lead. Memphis soon took over with a 9-8 lead. The two rivals were neck-and-neck the entire quarter before the halftime buzzer sounded.
The Blazers stayed behind after their reappearance on the court, but the Memphis side owned up to a 15 point lead. The game ended at a relatively close score of 63-55.
Every year there is typically a huge buildup of Blazer fans at the Memphis rival game. Sadly, the Blazer fan base witnessed yet another loss. The Blazers are down 5 losses for the season, and just one loss on the C-USA record.
Though the loss may hit hard for the fans, the 12 wins that the ladies have accumulated thus far means that they are not too far behind.
UAB played a hard and heated game. Number 24, Karisma Chapman, gave the team their first double-double of the season. She shot 19 points and 10 rebounds. Moreover, senior Amber Jones contributed double digits to the scoreboard at 12 points.
As always, the team will take their loss as constructive criticism to work on Sunday’s 1PM game against Marshall. Followed by a hometown showdown against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. These are all more opportunities for the Blazers to win!