Alihodzic, who had 13 points, made a layup and two free throws in the final seconds and Williams contributed two free throws as UAB (7-2) outscored Northeastern 7-1 to end the game.
Northeastern (2-7) held a 68-67 advantage on two Scott Eatherton free throws with 1:49 remaining.
UAB outrebounded Northeastern 45 to 29.
The Blazers jumped out to an early 16-8 lead but Northeastern led 31-30 at the half. They stretched that to 48-40 at the 13:39 mark. The Blazers tied the score at 50 midway in the second period.
Eatherton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, his seventh double-double this season, for Northeastern.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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