Huntsville, Ala. – The No. 3 University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s basketball team rolled to its seventh straight victory, defeating visiting Tuskegee by a 107-63 score at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall on Sunday afternoon. The victory represents the 30th of the 2012 calendar year for the Chargers and moves the team to 9-1 on the season. Tuskegee falls to 1-8.
The Blue and White shot an outstanding 64.8 percent for the game including a stellar 14-for-24 showing from beyond the arc as the team matched the season high for 3-pointers in a game, and the team set season marks in points, field goal percentage, field goals made (35), 3-point field goal percentage (58.3 percent), assists (26), and rebounds (42).
Six players scored in double figures with Jaime Smith leading the way with 19 points while hitting a team-best three treys and dishing out a team-high six assists.
Conner Blasi returned from injury and nearly notched a double-double in a strong performance as he poured in 13 points and grabbed a game-best nine rebounds, and Zane Campbell added 11. Ronnie Mack, Andrew Donovan and Wayne Dedrick each scored 10.
Five other Chargers recorded points including freshman Garrett Cosgrove who hit two 3-pointers on his way to nine points, and freshman Greg Gardner scored five while notching four assists and a season-best seven rebounds.
Tuskegee held an advantage early, leading 6-3 at the 16:58 mark of the opening period, but the Chargers ripped off a 12-1 run over the next three minutes en route to holding a 47-28 at the half. The squad dominated the second half, outscoring the Golden Tigers 60-35 to produce the 107-63 final.
Calvin Thomas scored 20 for Tuskegee to lead all scorers in the contest.
In addition to holding a wide margin in performance from the floor (64.8 percent to 29.7 percent), the Chargers also outrebounded the visitors by a 42-31 clip.
UAH will now step back into conference play as it travels to Gulf South Conference foe Valdosta State on Thursday.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations