BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Benjamin had 17 points as UAB topped Southern Miss 72-60 on Friday night.

Tyreek Scott-Grayson and Michael Ertel added 16 points each, and Kassim Nicholson had 13 points and seven rebounds for UAB (8-1, 1-0 Conference USA).

Tae Hardy had 16 points for the Golden Eagles (5-5, 1-2). Tyler Stevenson added 15 points. LaDavius Draine had six rebounds.

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