1/21/09 News & Notes
Louisiana-Lafayette (Robert Lee) (6-11) vs. UAB
Alabama-Birmingham placed six players in double figures to beat Louisiana Lafayette 97-62 on Monday night. UAB (11-7) led 51-20 at halftime and built the margin to as many as 41 points in the second half. Chris Gradnigo scored 14 points, all in the second half, to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns while Tyren Johnson added 12 points and Corey Bloom had 10. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-11) played without leading scorer Travis Bureau (15.4 ppg), who has a lingering groin injury.
Savannah State (Horace Broadnax) (9-10) vs. Jacksonville
Jacksonville got a 69-56 win over Savannah State on Tuesday night. Rashad Hassan led the Tigers (9-10) with 19 points and Chris Linton added 10. The Dolphins, who led by one point at the break, trailed 32-31 to start the second half after Linton’s jumper. That would be the Tigers’ last lead. The Dolphins went 22-for-27 on free throws, while the Tigers hit just 8 of 18 from the line. Jacksonville also hit 7 of 16 shots from beyond the arc compared to a 2-for-10 mark for Savannah State.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Clay Moser) (9-14) vs. Anaheim
The Vipers got a 117-113 win over the Anaheim Arsenal on Tuesday night. The Vipers were led by Trent Strickland who put up 28 points in the win and also added 6 boards. Jared Jordan also had a strong performance for the Vipers with 18 points and 12 assists.