The Blazers are 10-0 in home games. UAB ranks second in C-USA shooting 36.4% from deep, led by Tony Toney shooting 58.3% from 3-point range.
The Panthers are 0-2 in C-USA play. Florida International has a 3-0 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams in conference play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Walker is scoring 16.1 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Blazers. KJ Buffen is averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for UAB.
Brewer is scoring 15.4 points per game and averaging 4.0 rebounds for the Panthers. Eric Lovett is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Florida International.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blazers: 8-2, averaging 75.7 points, 34.5 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.4 points per game.
Panthers: 6-4, averaging 73.5 points, 33.4 rebounds, 15.3 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.1 points.