Thursday, March 13, 2003

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UAB blows out Charlotte in 2nd half

The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - Eric Bush scored 21 points and Morris Finley added 17 as UAB dominated the second half of an 85-61 victory over Charlotte in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament Wednesday night.

Sidney Ball added 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and Gabe Kennedy scored 14 for the Blazers (17-11), who will play top-seeded and eighth-ranked Marquette (23-4) in today's quarterfinals.

Curtis Nash scored 14 points for Charlotte (13-16), which had won six straight tournament openers since a first-round loss to DePaul in 1996. The 49ers led by as many as six points in a see-saw first half. Charlotte had a 22-13 first-half rebounding edge but trailed by five at halftime because of 12 turnovers.

Bush and Finley scored 31 of UAB's 39 first-half points.

The 49ers still trailed 45-39 when Kennedy scored twice inside to start a decisive 25-2 run.

Tulane 74, Houston 52

LOUISVILLE - Brandon Spann scored 16 points and Ivan Pjevcevic scored 12 on a career-high four 3-pointers for Tulane.

The Green Wave (16-14) won for the third time in six games and will play third-seeded and 20th-ranked Louisville (21-6) in today's C-USA quarterfinals.

Louis Truscott, C-USA's leading rebounder, had 18 points and 10 rebounds - his 16th double-double of the season - for Houston (8-20), which lost for the ninth time in its last 11 games.

Tulane started the game with a 15-4 run as Houston, last in Conference USA in turnover margin (-6.56), committed four turnovers in the first seven minutes.

Tulane started 8-of-12 from the field and led 22-6 by the midpoint of the first half.

South Florida 76, DePaul 74

LOUISVILLE - Reggie Kohn sank seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead South Florida to the victory.

Jimmy Baxter added 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and Will McDonald had 14 points for South Florida (15-13), which won for the third time in its last eight games. Kohn was one 3-pointer shy of the tournament record for game set by Charlotte's Diego Guevara in 2000.

The Bulls advance to play second-seeded and 16th-ranked Memphis (22-5) in today's C-USA quarterfinals.

Sam Hoskin scored 19 points and Andre Brown had 15 points and 13 rebounds - his fifth double-double of the season for DePaul (16-12), which lost for the fourth time in its last six games.

Kohn, South Florida's all-time leader in 3-point field goals, sank his first four attempts during an opening 23-7 run by the Bulls.




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