TROY, Ala. (AP) — Makhtar Gueye drained a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds to give UAB a 76-75 victory over Troy on Thursday night.
UAB's Zack Bryant tied the game at 73-73 when he nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk with 44 seconds remaining. Troy's KJ Simon answered with his own dunk 10 seconds later to put Troy back out front 75-73.
Simon missed a free throw, but Bryant followed with a missed layup at the other end of the floor before Gueye hit the winning bucket with five seconds remaining.
Jalen Benjamin and Bryant scored 17 points apiece for UAB (1-0) Tavin Lovan added 16 points for the Blazers.
Simon scored a career-high 21 points for the Trojans (0-1). Ty Gordon and Darian Adams added 18 points apiece.
UAB plays Alabama A&M at home on Monday. Troy faces Chattanooga at home on Tuesday.
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