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UAB 80, Nebraska 66

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Marques Lewis scored a career high 19
points to help lead UAB to a 80-66 victory over Nebraska on
Thursday night.

Donell Taylor scored 15 points, Demario Eddins 11 and Ronell
Taylor 10 for UAB (3-0).

Freshman guard Joe McCray came off the bench to score 24 points
to lead Nebraska (2-1). Aleks Maric added 10 points and 15
rebounds.

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
them scored.

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
their lead.

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.