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Blazer Almanac - February 13
February 13

UAB is 4-5 in games played on this date. Two of the wins though are against ranked teams.

1985 - The Blazers, ranked 19th in the nation, faced off against VCU in Richmond in the first game played on his date. This game was a battle for the top spot in the SunBelt. UAB was 9-1 and VCU was 8-2. The Blazers had never won in Richmond. JD Barnett constantly changed defenses which kept Steve Mitchell off his rhythm, holding him to only 5 points in the game. VCU won 67-53.

1988 - UAB hosted VCU in Birmingham on this date. The game was close throughout and UAB led by 6 at halftime. As the game wound down, VCU coach used a peculiar strategy. They began fouling UAB before they reached half court. As a result, UAB only got one shot off in the last five minutes. But fortunately they were hot from the foul line hitting 12 of 14 free throws. But VCU was exchanging threes for twos and came from 8 down to tie the game with 17 seconds left in the game. Michael Charles was fouled with 10 seconds to go, and hit both free throws giving UAB a two point lead. The Rams had the last shot. Vince Wilson for the Rams dribbled down, went around Larry Rembert, who appeared to be trying to avoid fouling. Wilson put a three pointer as the buzzer sounded, which went in, and the Rams won 89-88. Michael Charles led UAB with 29 points.

1993 - UAB traveled to Milwaukee to face Marquette in a Great Midwest matchup. The Blazers were dressing only nine players due to injuries to four players. Coach Bartow had pulled an upset over Memphis (50-47) by slowing down the game and it had almost worked against Cincinnati (lost 40-38), so he would try it again verses #15 Marquette. Marquette led 17-15 at the half. The game was tied and both teams had only scored 32 points each with 2:19 left in the game. UAB hit 10 of 10 free throws in the final 2:19 to give the Blazers a 44-38 win over the #15th ranked Warriors.

1997 - On this day in 1997, UAB faced another ranked team on the road when it traveled to Tulane. The Green Wave was ranked #21st in the country. UAB had never won at Fogelman Arena. Sat the game started, UAB jumped out to a big lead with three treys. Tulane came back and led by five at the break. In the second half, Carlos Williams who only had 8 points in the first half got hot. He made sure UAB stayed in the game, scoring 9 of UAB's 14 points, as the Wave pushed the lead to 9 with 9:30 to go. UAB fought their way back and trailed by four with 2:14 to go. As the clock went under a minute, UAB cut the lead to two. Tulane turned the ball over on the next possession and Damon Cobb gave UAB the lead for good with a three pointer. Blazers won 64-61. Carlos Williams finished with 30 points, 22 of them in the second half.

2008 - The Blazers won at Rice 69-60. They did so without Robert Vaden who missed his first game in his collegiate career due to an injury. His ability to make threes was filled in nicely by Ed Berrios, who had five three pointers to lead the Blazers with 15 points.

2010 - UAB lost at home to Marshall 81-74. This game was a game of runs with Marshall having the last run. Marshall led by three at the half but opened the second half with a 16-6 run. UAB answered with an 23-11 run, butting the lead to 56-55 with 7:08 to go. Marshall then outscored UAB 8-1, which gave them enough for the win.

2013 - The Blazers lost at East Carolina 74-61.

2014 - CJ Washington had 21 points and Chad Frazier had 20 as UAB defeated Southern Miss at home 80-64.

2016 - UAB traveled to Ruston to face Louisiana Tech. Nick Norton had 14 first half points and UAB controlled the first half leading 36-29 at the half. In the second half, the Blazers had no answers for Erik McCree and Alex Hamilton who finished with 33 and 20 points. The Bulldogs went on a 32-13 run, highlighted by four three pointers on four consecutive possessions. Louisiana Tech won 85-76.
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RE: Blazer Almanac - February 13
Today is my Birthday. I am 62, thank God! The game against Marquette in 1993 was obviously before the shot clock. Sometimes I wish that there was no three point shot when a layup was worth the same as a long shot, and with no shot clock if a team wanted the ball back, the defense had to force a turnover.
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RE: Blazer Almanac - February 13
(02-13-2018 01:31 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Today is my Birthday. I am 62, thank God! The game against Marquette in 1993 was obviously before the shot clock. Sometimes I wish that there was no three point shot when a layup was worth the same as a long shot, and with no shot clock if a team wanted the ball back, the defense had to force a turnover.

Happy Birthday and I will see your 62 and as of last week I'll raise you 15 as I turned 77. Regarding shot value, I was at an SEC game where "Pistol Pete" Maravich scored 69 points when there was no 3 point shot nor a slam dunk. Maybe there was no shot clock either. LSU still lost that game, but over 200 total points were scored in the game.
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(02-13-2018 01:31 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Today is my Birthday. I am 62, thank God! The game against Marquette in 1993 was obviously before the shot clock. Sometimes I wish that there was no three point shot when a layup was worth the same as a long shot, and with no shot clock if a team wanted the ball back, the defense had to force a turnover.

The game in 1993 was shot clock era. Shot clock been around since 1985, longer for the Sun Belt.
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(02-13-2018 02:09 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(02-13-2018 01:31 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Today is my Birthday. I am 62, thank God! The game against Marquette in 1993 was obviously before the shot clock. Sometimes I wish that there was no three point shot when a layup was worth the same as a long shot, and with no shot clock if a team wanted the ball back, the defense had to force a turnover.

The game in 1993 was shot clock era. Shot clock been around since 1985, longer for the Sun Belt.

The shot clock was adopted after an ACC game where a player literally sat on the ball at half court for several minutes. The half time score was like 4-3 in that game.
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RE: Blazer Almanac - February 13
I think that's a figure of speech. No one literally sat on the ball. Dean Smith brought about the shot clock because his famous Four Corners Offense made for boring basketball. The lowest scoring ACC game was 12-10 in 1968. Shot clock wouldn't come around for another 17 years.
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There is this interesting story of a UNC-Duke game where one team led at the half 7-0.

But again "sitting on the ball" is an expression for when someone slows the game down. It is not literal. Doing that is an sure way for the other team to force a jump ball and gain possession.
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(02-13-2018 02:43 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  There is this interesting story of a UNC-Duke game where one team led at the half 7-0.

But again "sitting on the ball" is an expression for when someone slows the game down. It is not literal. Doing that is an sure way for the other team to force a jump ball and gain possession.

Back in those days there were few BB games live on TV so we read about games in the local newspaper. Perhaps it was just a "figure of speech", but it came across as factual in reading. That UNC vs Duke game may have been the one I had in mind, and I just didn't remember the score accurately. Also, back then a "jump ball" was exactly that so if a team lacked a good jumper, they may have been reluctant to force the issue. Maybe both coaches were promoting the adoption of the timed shot clock as well.
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