Will Butler had 19 points and seven rebounds for UAB (15-11, 6-7 Conference USA), which snapped its four-game home losing streak. Makhtar Gueye added 10 points and eight rebounds. Lovan made 10 of 11 shots from the floor.
UAB and Middle Tennessee meet again on Saturday at Middle Tennessee. It will be their last game prior to Conference USA's `bonus play'.
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