Birmingham, Alabama (EETV)- Auburn and UAB faced off in the Mike Slive Invitational in Legacy Arena. With the series tied at 10-10, Auburn looked to take the advantage.
In the first quarter, Auburn started very slow shooting 34 percent from the field. UAB came out strong knocking down 40 percent of their shots to take a seven point lead. Auburn made a push at the end of the half as they outscored the Blazers 8-0 to take a 28-27 lead at halftime.
The second quarter was a back-and-forth affair as neither team could hold a lead. Auburn held a six point lead with 1:15 left but the Blazers hit two clutch three's two send the game to overtime.
In overtime Jared Harper took over as he hit some crucial free throws to help the Tigers hold on 75-71. Harper went to the free throw line a total of 16 times and shot 80 percent.
Harper led the way with 31 points while Chuma Okeke dropped 11 points. Auburn was unusually cold from three, only shooting 18 percent.
UAB was led by Jalen Perry, who scored 18 points and Lewis Sullivan with 11.
Auburn's record goes to 9-1 and they will go on the road next Wednesday night at North Carolina State.