JU brings UAB a three-game winning streak

Jacksonville University currently has the longest winning streak among men’s teams on the First Coast with three and will test that Wednesday in Alabama-Birmingham.

The Dolphins (3-1) will play the Blazers (5-1) for the first time since 2017, but it will be their 35th meeting. They were both members of the Sun Belt from 1979-91 and JU went 8-21 in those conference games. They have met five times outside of a conference since 1995, and the Blazers are on a seven-game winning streak against the Dolphins.

Former coach of Ole Miss Andy Kennedy is in his first season at UAB and went 22-7 and 27-8 in his first two. The Blazers won the Conference USA tournament last season and lost to Houston in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Already this season UAB defeated Georgia with 87:73.