Scores

Final

UAB 77

(4-2, 3-0 away)

Boston College 83

(4-2, 2-0 home)

    1:30 PM ET, November 28, 2008

    Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

    1 2 T
    UAB 37 4077
    BC 29 5483

    Top Performers

    UAB: L. Kinnard 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Boston College: T. Rice 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Boston College 83, UAB 77

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Tyrese Rice scored all 24 of his points in the second half, and Boston College rallied to beat Alabama-Birmingham 83-77 Friday in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

    Rakim Sanders added 16 points, Joe Trapani had 12 and Reggie Jackson 11 for the Eagles (4-2), who trailed 70-66 with about 6 minutes left before Rice hit a 3-pointer that ignited an 11-2 run.

    Robert Vaden cut the lead to 77-74 with his basket with 2:10 left, but Sanders scored four quick points to seal it.

    Lawrence Kinnard scored a career-high 29 points for UAB (4-2). Vaden added 20 points and Howard Crawford had 10.

    It was a rough trip to New York for the Blazers, who lost to No. 11 Oklahoma 77-67 in the semifinals, then had their uniforms stolen from in front of the team's hotel. Replacements were flown in and arrived a few hours before their consolation game.

    The Sooners played No. 10 Purdue for the championship.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    BC
    Points 77 83
    FG Made-Attempted 28-67 (.418) 29-57 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 8

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