Johnson scores 21 in UAB's 93-83 win over top-seeded South Florida in AAC semifinal

Sat, Mar 16, 2024
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Johnson scores 21 in UAB's 93-83 win over top-seeded South Florida in AAC semifinal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Efrem Johnson had 21 points as fourth-seeded UAB knocked off top-seeded South Florida 93-83 in the semifinal round of the American Athletic Conference tournament Saturday.

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Johnson shot 5 of 10 from the field, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range, and went 8 for 9 from the line for the Blazers (22-11). Eric Gaines scored 20 points and added five assists. Alejandro shot 7 of 13 from the field, including 1 for 4 from 3-point range, and went 1 for 4 from the line to finish with 16 points.

Selton Miguel led the way for the Bulls (24-7) with 19 points. South Florida also got 18 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and two steals from Kasean Pryor. Chris Youngblood also had 13 points. The loss broke the Bulls' 15-game winning streak.

UAB entered halftime up 38-30. Gaines paced the team in scoring in the first half with 10 points. Yaxel Lendeborg's jump shot with 8:44 remaining in the second half gave UAB the lead for good at 61-59.

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