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Blazer Almanac 11/29
November 29

UAB Football
The Almanac coverage of past regular season football games are winding down, but November 29 has three games played on that date. UAB is 2-1 on this date.

**2003 - UAB traveled to Houston and was beaten badly 56-28. To finish the season 5-7. It was the second straight year UAB had failed to qualify for a bowl game in the final game of the year.

**2008 - UAB traveled to Orlando to play Central Florida. It was all Swayze Waters as he was the only player on either team to score. The UAB kicker kicked 5 field goals to give UAB a 15-0 win. The Blazers finished the season 4-8.

**2014 - UAB played Southern Miss on the road and won 45-24, becoming bowl eligible in Bill Clark's first year. Jordan Howard set a school record 262 rushing yards. It was the first time in 10 years UAB was bowl eligible but hearts were heavy and a storm was brewing amid speculation that the football program would be shut down. As we all know, UAB did not participate in a bowl game that year because three days later, UAB president Ray Watts slammed the door on UAB's football future. It was not to be though, because UAB fans and supporters pried the door back open and football was restored.

UAB Basketball

Basketball is 10-3 on this date.

1978 - UAB beats Oklahoma City 88-79 in the third game ever.
1980 - UAB beats MacMurray 96-56
1983 - UAB beats Mississippi Valley State 87-73
1986 - UAB beats Longwood 83-49

1987 - UAB did not get a break in the Great Alaskan Shootout after losing to #1 ranked Syracuse. Next up on this date was #9 ranked Michigan. The Blazers made a valiant comeback from 10 down to go ahead by 5 in the second half, but Michigan used three pointers to win the game 78-76.

1991 - UAB defeated Auburn 88-74.

1997- UAB lost to #6th ranked UCLA 86-72 in the last game of the Great Alaskan Shootout. UAB led by as much as 18, but the Bruins shot 67% in the second half to come back and win. The Blazers were out scored 58-30 in the second half.

1998 - UAB won at South Alabama 74-60.
2003 - UAB beats Richmond 83-75.
2004 - UAB defeated Louisiana Tech 66-54
2005 - UAB lost to Western Kentucky 92-76
2010 - UAB won at Troy 78-57
2016 - William Lee scored 15 points to lead UAB in a win over Alabama A&M 75-45.
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