Scores

Final

Charlotte 66

(21-8, 12-4 C-USA)

UAB 77

(20-8, 12-4 C-USA)

    1:00 PM ET, March 11, 2004

    1 2 T
    CHAR 37 2966
    UAB 35 4277

    Finley's 28 leads Blazers; DePaul next

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Morris Finley scored 28 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 77-66 win over Charlotte in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals Thursday.

    Sidney Ball added 13 points, and Ronell Taylor had 11 for the Blazers (20-8) in a game between two of the five teams that shared the regular-season championship.

    UAB's opponent in the semifinals Friday will be top-seeded DePaul, which advanced by beating Texas Christian 89-65.

    Brendan Plavich led Charlotte (21-8) with 21 points, all on 3-point shots. Curtis Withers scored 15 points, Demon Brown added 11 and Butter Johnson had 10 for the 49ers.

    Finley opened the second half with two consecutive 3-pointers that wiped out a 37-35 halftime deficit and sparked a 16-2 run that gave UAB a 51-39 lead with 13:56 remaining. Charlotte could get no closer than six points after that.

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