East Carolina 75, UAB 70
Darrius Morrow finished with 22 points, including six in
overtime, and East Carolina upset No. 1 seed Alabama-Birmingham
75-70 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA
Morrow added 14 rebounds, and Jontae Sherrod scored 22 as well
for the eighth-seeded Pirates (18-14), who lost twice to the
Blazers in the regular season, including by 18 Saturday.
Aaron Johnson had a career-high 39 points for UAB (22-8) and was
12 of 22 from the field (54.5 percent), but the rest of the Blazers
shot a combined 9 of 43 (20.9 percent).
The game went into OT after UAB hit 3-of-4 free throws in the
final 13 seconds to tie it at 57. East Carolina then started the
extra period with a 16-5 run, and the Blazers never recovered.
East Carolina will face Memphis in the semifinals Friday.