Scores

Final

UAB 72

(3-0, 2-0 away)

Arizona 71

(1-1, 1-1 home)

11:30 PM ET, November 18, 2008

McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

1 2 T
UAB 41 3172
ARIZ 31 4071

Top Performers

UAB: R. Vaden 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Arizona: C. Budinger 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

UAB 72, Arizona 71

Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Paul Delaney III hit a free throw with .8 seconds left, and UAB defeated Arizona 72-71 on Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Blazers (3-0) will meet No. 12 Oklahoma, which beat No. 21 Davidson 82-78, in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 26.

Arizona (1-1) staged a valiant rally but lost in stunning fashion.

The Wildcats trailed 47-33 two minutes into the second half and by nine points with 4:39 to play. But they tied it at 70 when freshman Kyle Fogg scored on a putback with 25 seconds to play.

After UAB missed a free throw, Arizona's Nic Wise missed a jumper with three seconds left. Delaney emerged from a scramble and raced toward midcourt for a last-gasp heave. That's when Arizona's Jamelle Horne was called for an intentional foul.

Delaney hit one free throw and UAB inbounded the ball to clinch the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
ARIZ
Points 72 71
FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 27-63 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 13-30 (.433) 4-16 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 13-20 (.650)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 4

2008-09 Season

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