Lewis Sullivan had 17 points and seven rebounds as UAB topped Middle Tennessee 70-61 in the first round of the Conference USA Tourney on Wednesday night.
Zack Bryant had 15 points for UAB (19-13). Jalen Perry added 14 points. Jeremiah Bell had 12 points for UAB.
Donovan Sims had 22 points for the Blue Raiders (11-21). Karl Gamble added 18 points and 13 rebounds. Antonio Green had seven assists.
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