UAB women's basketball players Karisma Chapman and Kelsie Weynand combined for 36 points off of 13 made field goals as the shorthanded Blazers ran past Tulsa, 59-45, on Sunday.
UAB (17-11, 8-7 Conference USA) played without leading scorers Amber Jones and Ashley Grimes, forcing the squad to insert two freshmen into the starting five. Weynand, Chapman and Michaelea Kleist carried the Green and Gold on the offensive end with three double-digit scoring efforts.
Chapman finished with a game-high 21 points for the second-straight contest, while Weynand added 15 and Kleist totaled 10 points in the win.
Meanwhile, Tulsa (12-16, 7-8 C-USA) was plagued by a 34-percent shooting performance (17-of-49) as the Golden Hurricane failed to have a player score in double figures.
"Our players rallied today," said UAB head coach Audra Smith. "What a game for the future of this program and for these girls. It was important to get the win, but I think it was also crucial to see some of these young players come off the bench and give us production as we head into the last game of the season."
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