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.