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      Swing scores 24, UAB downs UTEP 78-72 in OT

      Jordan Swing scored six of his 24 points in overtime to help lead UAB past UTEP Wednesday night. (abc3340.com)

      Jordan Swing scored 24 points and Rod Rucker added 18 as UAB snapped its six-game losing streak with a 78-72 win in overtime against UTEP at Bartow Arena Wednesday night.

      The Blazers picked up their first Conference USA victory with the win.

      The Miners held a two-point lead with just five seconds remaining in the game, but Swing made a game-saving layup to force overtime, then scored six of UAB's 14 points in the extra period to put away UTEP (11-8, 4-2 C-USA) for good.

      McKenzie Moore's 18 points led UTEP, which had won 5 of its previous six games.

      UAB (9-12, 1-5 C-USA) will host Southern Miss Saturday with tipoff set for 7 p.m.

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