BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Marques Lewis scored a career high 19
points to help lead UAB to a 80-66 victory over Nebraska on
Nebraska started four seniors, but the Cornhuskers' experience
could not offset UAB's quickness and depth.
The Blazers pressing defense forced Nebraska into a season-high
24 turnovers. UAB coach Mike Anderson used 13 players and nine of
UAB led by as many as 23 points in the second half before McCray
scored the game's final 9 points to close the gap.
Lewis, a 6-foot-8 senior center, hit a turnaround jumper to give
UAB the first points of the game. After Nebraska's Corey Simms
drove for a basket to tie the score, Lewis powered inside for a
3-point play. That gave UAB a 5-2 lead and the Blazers never lost
UAB built a 39-31 halftime lead, with Lewis scoring 11
first-half points. That gave him a career-high by intermission,
topping his previous best of 10 points.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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