Rick Pitino, Billy Gillispie and Bryce Drew are among those who will be back on a Division I sideline this season.
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It's a loaded episode of Courtside. Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich first talk to broadcaster Mike Tirico about his days calling Big Ten basketball with Dan, Hubie Brown's straight talk with NBA coaches and John Gruden (5:26). Then, the guys talk to North Carolina Central's head coach Levelle Moton about starting his career as a middle school teacher and his long list of prominent mentees (33:42). Finally, UAB's head coach Andy Kennedy stops by to discuss returning to coach at his alma mater in the middle of a pandemic and the story of Gene Bartow going from UCLA to UAB (48:14).
Andy Kennedy was introduced as UAB's new coach at a news conference without any media in attendance.
Andy Kennedy, who was the heavy favorite to get the job, has experience with the program, having played and coached in Birmingham.
UAB has parted ways with coach Rob Ehsan after four seasons, the school announced on Friday. Ehsan's overall record was 76-57.
Tavin Lovan scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made six assists as UAB defeated UTSA 74-69 in the first round of the Conference USA Conference tournament on Wednesday night.
Sophomore Tavin Lovan finished with 23 points and seven rebounds and Alabama-Birmingham closed out the Conference USA regular season with a 72-63 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday.
Jhivvan Jackson scored 28 points with six 3-pointers, Keaton Wallace scored 18 and UTSA beat UAB 66-59 on Sunday.
Tyreek Scott-Grayson had 19 points to lead five UAB players in double figures as the Blazers defeated Marshall 88-80 on Thursday night.
Richardson Maitre scored 15 points including a late 3-pointer as Florida Atlantic closed on a 16-2 run for a 65-58 victory over UAB on Saturday night.
Tavin Lovan and Will Butler combined for 44 points, leading four into double figures as UAB defeated Middle Tennessee 79-66 on Saturday.
Tavin Lovan scored a career-high 25 points and Jalen Benjamin added 21 points as UAB topped Middle Tennessee 83-72 on Wednesday night.
Javion Hamlet posted 13 points as North Texas beat UAB 71-64 on Saturday.
Drew Peterson had 17 points to lead six Rice players in double figures as the Owls defeated UAB 86-72 on Thursday night. Quincy Olivari added 16 points for the Owls. Ako Adams and Josh Parrish chipped in 13 each, and Trey Murphy III had 11.
Will Butler had 17 points as UAB topped UTEP 69-55 on Saturday night.
Tavin Lovan had 19 points and six rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham topped Texas-San Antonio 76-68 on Thursday night.
Kalob Ledoux had 17 points as Louisiana Tech defeated UAB 72-58 on Saturday.
LaDavius Draine matched his career-high with 28 points, Gabe Watson set a career best with 27 and Southern Miss broke its seven-game road losing streak, defeating UAB 84-77 on Thursday night.
Tavin Lovan scored 17 points, Jalen Benjamin forced a turnover and made a pair of free throws in the final seconds and UAB beat Florida Atlantic 68-65 on Saturday.
Eric Lovett had a season-high 23 points and Trejon Jacob scored 21 points as Florida International extended its home win streak to eight games, defeating UAB 93-68 on Thursday night.
Makhtar Gueye had 15 points and seven rebounds as UAB defeated Marshall 61-50 on Saturday night.
Tavin Lovan scored 16 points as UAB defeated Western Kentucky 72-62 on Thursday night.
Kalu Ezikpe recorded 12 points and 14 rebounds to lift Old Dominion to a 58-52 win over UAB on Saturday night.
Jahmir Young had 18 points as Charlotte topped UAB 51-44 on Thursday night.
Jalen Benjamin registered 14 points as UAB beat Thomas University of the NAIA 82-49 on Saturday.