The University of Alabama in Huntsville men's basketball team used a dominating second half performance to record a 93-61 win over visiting Tennessee Temple on Saturday evening at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall. The Chargers move to 3-2 on the season with the win, while TTU slips to 0-5.
Wayne Dedrick led UAH with 18 points as he was 5-for-10 from the floor while also going a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe.
Turning in one of his most solid performances in the Blue and White, Greg Gardner also was in double figures as he scored 13, shooting 5-of-7 from the field including three triples, and he also led the team with seven assists while grabbing four rebounds.
The first half was a much closer stanza than the second, and the visitors led 21-19 following a Travaris Clarke 3-pointer with just under 10 minutes to go in the period. Garrett Cosgrove, however, would answer and give UAH the lead back for good as he drained one of three treys he would hit on the night.
The Chargers then held Tennessee Temple to just eight points in the final nine minutes of the half to carry a 40-29 lead into the locker room at the break.
A 15-6 run out of the intermission would set the tone for UAH in the second half, giving UAH a 21-point advantage, and the lead would grow to as much as 32 down the stretch as the Chargers cruised to their second consecutive victory.
Joining Dedrick and Gardner in double figures, Ronnie Mack chipped in with 11, and freshman Seab Webster set a season-best mark with 10 points on the night.
Conner Blasi pulled down a team-high seven boards to go along with his nine points, and his performance on the glass helped UAH hold a 40-26 advantage in rebounding.
For the contest, UAH shot a solid 48.2 percent – including a 14-for-33 (42.4 percent) showing from downtown. The Chargers also attempted a season-high 30 free throws while making 25 of their attempts as UAH is 3-0 when they go to the line more than 20 times this season.
The men will return to action on Tuesday when they make the trip to Nashville, Tenn., for a 7 p.m. tip-off against Trevecca Nazarene.