Preview: UAB Blazers

Forward Jordan Swing shot 57 percent on 2-point attempts and 36 percent on 3s last season. Joe Murphy/Getty Images

UAB Blazers

2012-13: 16-17 (7-9)
In-conference offense: .996 points per possession (10th)
In-conference defense: 1.02 points per possession (5th)

Jerod Haase brought North Carolina pace to Birmingham in his first season helming UAB, as the Blazers went from one of the conference's slowest teams under Mike Davis to a top-25 ranking in adjusted tempo. Though UAB had its struggles at both ends of the floor, the Blazers were one of C-USA's best teams at forcing turnovers. And Haase's squad finished fairly strong, winning six of seven games late after starting conference play 0-5.