- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Chris Cokley had 18 points and eight rebounds as UAB rolled over Troy 74-51 on Thursday night.

UAB (2-1) is 9-0 against Troy and has won eight of the nine meetings by double digits.

Dirk Williams and Denzell Watts had 11 points apiece for the Blazers. Watts hit 3 of 4 for distance and Deion Lavender chipped in nine points and dished out nine assists. William Lee had seven points and blocked seven shots.

The Blazers were 26 of 53 (49.1 from the floor while limiting Troy to 19 of 71 (26.8%).

UAB, which ran out to a 32-17 halftime lead, scored 28 points in the paint, limiting Troy to 16. The Blazers also had 12 fast-break points.

Kevin Baker led Troy (2-1) with 12 points. DeVon Walker grabbed 11 rebounds and Jordon Varnado had nine points, eight boards and blocked three shots for the Trojans.

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