March 16, 2010
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.
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.