No. 1 seed gets UAB in semis


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andre Brown scored 21 points and Delonte
Holland added 19 to lead top-seeded DePaul over TCU 89-65 in the
quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament Thursday.

The Blue Demons will play Alabama-Birmingham in Friday's
semifinals. Both teams were among five that shared the
regular-season championship.

DePaul (20-8) has won 10 of its past 11 games, reaching 20 wins
for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. TCU (12-17) ended
its season by losing three of four.

Drake Diener scored 13 points in the second half to finish with
15 for DePaul. Quemont Greer added 12.

Nucleus Smith led TCU with 17 points. Corey Santee added 16 and
Marcus Shropshire 14.

Brown scored 13 points in the first half, when the Blue Demons
twice led by as many as 20. It was 42-29 at halftime, and TCU could
get no closer than eight points in the second half.