UAB Edges Nebraska, 73-72

UABSPORTS.COM Marvett McDonald scored a career-high 22 points Saturday. (Photo by Ashley Fleming.)
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Marvett McDonald scored a career-high 22 points Saturday. (Photo by Ashley Fleming.)
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Dec. 3, 2005

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Demario Eddins hit a driving layup with four seconds left to give UAB a 73-72 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

The Blazers (3-1) trailed 41-35 at half, but used a Frank Holmes basket and three consecutive 3-pointers by Marvett McDonald to take a 46-41 lead with 17:30 left.

Nebraska (5-1) then held UAB to just four points in the next nine minutes and went up 55-50 on Wes Wilkinson's jumper with 9:01 left. Nebraska led 69-68 with 4:01 left, but the Huskers managed just three Jason Dourisseau free throws the rest of the game.

The Blazers tied the game at 69 on Wen Mukubu's 3-pointer with 3 minutes left and took a 71-70 lead on Brandon Tobias's jumper with 47 seconds left.

Dourisseau hit a pair of free throws to put Nebraska up 72-71. Then Eddins hit his underhand scoop shot to give the Blazers the lead.

Nebraska got off a potential game winner, but Jamel White's 3-pointer hit the rim and bounced away.

Nebraska dominated the game on the backboards, pulling down 39 rebounds to UAB's 28. But the Blazers forced 19 Nebraska turnovers and turned them into 18 points. Nebraska had 14 points off turnovers.

McDonald had a career-high 22 points to lead UAB. Mukubu had a career-best 15 and Eddins finished with 13.

Dourisseau led Nebraska with 18 points. Wilkinson added 17 and Marcus Walker had 12.