UAB head men's basketball coach Jerod Haase, who guided the Blazers to the 2015 Conference USA Tournament championship and into the third round of the NCAA Tournament, has received a new six-year contract worth $1 million per year.
A pair of teams that pulled off upsets on Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament will clash head-to-head Saturday, as the 14th- seeded UAB Blazers take on the 11th-seeded UCLA Bruins in a South Region battle at the KFC Yum! Center.
The second round of the NCAA Tournament begins Thursday and includes a matchup pitting the 14th-seeded UAB Blazers against the third-seeded Iowa State Cyclones in South Regional action from the KFC Yum! Center.
The 2014-15 Conference USA champion will be crowned on Saturday afternoon as the sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders clash with the fourth-seeded UAB Blazers in the tournament final at Legacy Arena.
Returning to work after a seven-day holiday break, the 20th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will play host to the UAB Blazers in a non-conference matchup at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday afternoon.