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Isiah Jones led UAB with 16 points and Swing and Rod Rucker added 12 each.
The Blazers, who returned three starters from a team that was 15-16 last season, carried the play in the first half and led 37-33 at the break.
Josh Jones, who was scoreless in 13 minutes of a 71-51 win over North Texas in Creighton's opener last Friday, took over after UAB took a 45-35 lead.
The senior is known for providing a spark, and he sure did that when the rest of the Bluejays were struggling.
He made a layup and two free throws before spotting up in the left corner for back-to-back 3s to tie it.
The teams traded baskets before the Bluejays held UAB scoreless for almost 6 minutes during the decisive 17-0 run.
"The only thing I was a little discouraged with was when times got tough, it affected the next play," Haase said. "Whether it was Creighton making a shot, that affected our next offensive set; whether it was a call not going our way or a loose ball not going our way or something we didn't like, it affected the next play."
The Blazers shot 27 percent in the second half and 38 percent for the game. After holding a 17-14 rebounding edge in the first half, the Bluejays outrebounded them 23-14 in the second.
"I told my assistants before we came into this game that I think we'll know a lot more about our team after the game," Haase said. "I'm a first-year coach, these guys are trying to learn the system we're trying to run. I thought this would be a test tonight where we'd learn something about ourselves, and I think we did, good and bad. I think it's something we can move on and learn from."
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