Team preview: UAB

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Connoisseurs of oldies radio stations already know the theme song for UAB basketball:

"Now we were doing a hundred and ten
This certainly was a race
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy
Would be a big disgrace
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep."

-- "Beep Beep," The Playmates, 1958

Here they come again, Mike Anderson's UAB Blazers, a front of high pressure sweeping across the new-look Conference USA. Last year, their gnats-in-May defense led all of Division I in steals for the third straight season; no team had ever done that.