The victory is the 12th straight nonconference home victory for the Blazers. UAB beat Mercer in its season opener and had a week off between starts.
The Privateers stayed close through the first half, tying the game 28-28 on an Ezekiel Charles' 3-pointer, but the Blazers answered with three straight layups, two by Will Butler, and went into intermission with a 37-28 advantage.
Lewis Sullivan pulled down 10 rebounds for UAB (2-0) and the team shot 29 of 63 from the field (46 percent), and was 4 of 15 from distance.
Charles knocked down four 3-pointers and led New Orleans (2-2) with 20 points. Scott Plaisance Jr. added 12 points and eight rebounds and Gerrale Gates had 11 points and nine boards.
5-star prospect Juzang will reclassify into 2019
Five-star prospect Johnny Juzang said he will reclassify from 2020 into the 2019 class.
Atlanta gets 2020 Final Four, Div. II, III finals
The return of the men's Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city.
5 names to know from the 2020 class
The new ESPN 100 for the Class of 2020 features dynamic prospects who are still developing their games. Here are five you should keep an eye on.
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