UAB Edges Santa Clara in NIT Season Tip-Off

Nov. 17, 2008

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Robert Vaden scored 23 points and Paul Delaney III added 20, and UAB rallied for a 64-61 victory over Santa Clara on Monday night in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

UAB (2-0) trailed by nine points with 14:50 left in the game, but the Blazers tied it at 56-56 on a 3-pointer by Delaney with 3 minutes to play. Vaden then hit a 10-footer as the shot clock expired to put UAB up 58-56, and the Blazers didn't trail again.

John Bryant had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Broncos (1-1), and Perry Petty added 17 points.