UAB Blazers Basketball Schedule
The college basketball season is once again upon us and hoop heads in Birmingham,
Alabama are eager to fill up Bartow Arena to see the UAB Blazers in person. The Blazers play in the competitive Conference
USA and last season had their ups and downs finishing with an 7-9 conference record and an 18-13 overall record. This year
the Blazers should be one of the most intriguing teams in the conference, as they lost a few players from last year's team
but will benefit from the return of forward C.J. Washington and the addition of William Lee and Robert Brown and others. At
the start of the season there is a lot of excitement and speculation surrounding Jerod Haase's team, but it is not hard to
imagine them working their way to the top of the C-USA standings and possibly finally make their way back to the NCAA Tournament
where they could make some serious noise in March. Be sure to get your tickets for all of the Blazers' biggest games from
StubHub as soon as possible so you can get the best seats in the house to cheer on UAB.
In hoping to accomplish their
goal of making a return to the NCAA Tournament this season the Blazers will have their work cut out for them as they take
on many of the best teams in all of college hoops. The UAB Blazers have non-conference home games at Bartow Arena against
the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, the Young Harris Mountain Lions, the South Florida Bulls, the Jackson State Tigers, the Morehead
State Eagles, the Illinois State Redbirds, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, and the LSU Tigers. Once Conference USA play gets underway
the Blazers will host the Florida Atlantic Owls, the Florida International Panthers, the Charlotte 49ers, the Old Dominion
Monarchs, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, the Marshall Thundering
Herd, and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. If all goes according to preseason predictions the Blazers should be at or near
the top of the MAAC standings all season long and bring excitement to all of their biggest fans all season long. During their
mission to leapfrog teams like Louisiana Tech, Western Kentucky, UTEP, and Old Dominion the Blazers will need every last bit
of home court advantage they can get from all of their biggest fans at Bartow Arena.
UAB Blazers Basketball History
UAB Blazers have won six conference regular season titles and four conference tournaments and been to the NCAA Tournament
14 times. This season the Blazers will be looking to make it back to the Tournament for the first time since 2011.
There's nothing like being in the stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush
off the potato chips and get ready to see a game you won't soon forget. College basketball has plenty of great games on the
schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see
first-hand to believe. These are some of the best amateur athletes in the entire world, though that's something that you need
to see for yourself to truly appreciate. Will you be there when your favorite player pulls up for a game-winning three that
will have everyone jumping out of their seat in unison? There is nothing quite like being there with thousands of your fellow
fans as the Blazers look to pile up the wins and give their fans another memorable season, though that's not something that
you're going to figure out sitting at home wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like.
The UAB Blazers play in Conference USA which has long been one of the best mid-major conferences
in the country. Many casual college basketball fans who only tune in for the NCAA Tournament may be unaware of the storied
history of Conference USA, but true college hoops fanatics are well aware of the level of competition in the conference each
year. The conference is currently made up of 14 teams for basketball: UAB, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Florida International,
Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP, UTSA, and Western Kentucky.
Of all the teams currently in the conference, Western Kentucky leads the way with 23 NCAA Tournament appearances, although
they were all before the university joined Conference USA. Last season Conference USA was one of the most closely contended
conferences in the country with four teams, Southern Miss, Louisiana, Tech, Middle Tennessee, and Tulsa all finishing at the
top of the regular season standings with 13-3 records. Ultimately it was Tulsa who emerged as the conference tournament champions
after defeating Louisiana Tech in the tournament championship game and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This
year the conference will once again be up for grabs and the games between Tulsa and Louisiana Tech should be especially fun
to watch. If you are looking for highly competitive college basketball featuring some of the best athletes in the country
you have come to the right place in Conference USA.
In 14 trips to the NCAA Tournament the Blazers
have made it to the Sweet Sixteen three times and the Elite Eight once.