UAB Falls to USM 58-44

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and No. 6
seed Southern Mississippi defeated third-seeded UAB 58-44 Thursday,
the second upset in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA

Gary Flowers scored 14 points and R.L. Horton had 12 for the
Golden Eagles (20-12), who will play No. 7 seed Houston in the
semifinals Friday. Houston knocked off No. 2 seed Memphis earlier
in the day.

Jamarr Sanders scored 10 points to lead the Blazers (23-8), who
fell behind 16-2 in the first five minutes and never recovered.

UAB, which was ranked in the Top 25 earlier this season, shot
only 39.1 percent from the field and made only 4-of-15 free throws.

Southern Miss was worse from the field, shooting 33.3 percent,
but hit 25-of-30 free throws.

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