MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Wesley Witherspoon scored 29 points and keyed a late Memphis rally as the Tigers defeated Alabama-Birmingham 85-75 on Wednesday night, extending their home dominance over the Blazers.
Elliot Williams added 25 and seven assists for Memphis (16-6, 6-2 Conference USA), which has won 11 straight home games over UAB. The Blazers have not won a regular-season game in Memphis since Jan. 2, 1999.Elijah Millsap led the Blazers with 18 points and nine rebounds, connecting on 7 of 11 from the field. Jamarr Sanders added 16 points and Howard Crawford finished with 13 points. Aaron Johnson had 12 points and eight assists for UAB (18-4, 6-2).The game was close throughout with 31 lead changes and 10 ties. Neither team led by more than six points, until the stretch run.With the game tied at 69 with 3:53 remaining, Witherspoon scored six unanswered points to give the Tigers the lead.