BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Elijah Millsap scored 15 points and UAB
never trailed in defeating Coastal Carolina 65-49 Tuesday in the
first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
UAB (24-8) held Coastal Carolina (28-7) scoreless for the first
5:10 of the game in building an 8-0 lead. The Blazers led 17-6
midway through the first half and maintained at least an
eight-point advantage the rest of the way.
A 19-5 run gave UAB a 40-18 halftime lead. The Blazers scored
only 44 points in losing to Southern Mississippi last week in the
Conference USA tournament.
Chad Gray and Danny Nieman each had 12 points for the
Chanticleers, who won the Big South Conference regular-season
title, but lost in the championship game of the conference
Joseph Harris, the Chanticleers' leading scorer this season with
an average of 14.4 points, was held scoreless in the first half and
finished with six points.
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