Team preview: UAB
Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
(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.