Marvett McDonald had 17 points and UAB held No. 3 Memphis scoreless for more than eight minutes down the stretch for an 80-74 upset in Birmingham, Ala., last night.
UAB fans poured onto the court to celebrate a win that certainly bolstered the team's NCAA Tournament hopes, and Wen Mukubu jumped on the scorer's table pumping his fists.
Memphis (26-3, 12-1) already has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA tournament, but could have secured the regular-season title outright with a win -- and kept alive its chances for a perfect league record.
Washington 91, Arizona State 64 -- Mike Jensen made four of five 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead the No. 14 Huskies (23-5, 12-5 Pac-10) over the Sun Devils (10-16, 4-13) at Tempe, Ariz.
Brandon Roy was one of four Washington players with 13 points, ending his string of nine consecutive games with at least 20 points.
UCLA 67, California 58 -- Arron Afflalo scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer midway through overtime, to help the No. 15 Bruins clinch at least a share of their first Pac-10 title in nine years with the victory at Berkeley, Calif.
Nevada 83, San Jose St. 60 -- Nick Fazekas had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the No. 24 Wolf Pack (23-5, 12-4 WAC) clinched the Western Athletic Conference title with the victory in Reno.
Michigan State 74, Wisconsin 65 -- Paul Davis scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the No. 25 Spartans over the Badgers at East Lansing, Mich. In his next-to-last home game, Davis was 9 for 12 from the field and 9 for 10 at the line for the Spartans, who had lost lost two straight and four of five to fall out of the race for the Big Ten title.
Northeast-10 -- Matt Cahill's 3-pointer at the buzzer sent the game into overtime and fourth-seeded Saint Anselm outscored Bentley, 15-1, in overtime for a 96- 82 victory in the conference semifinals in Waltham . . . In the other semifinal, senior Marquis Taylor scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead three players in double figures as Stonehill gained its first trip to the finals in 17 years with a 67-56 triumph over Bryant in Easton.
Northeast Conference -- Lenny Jefferson scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures as Central Connecticut (18-10) rolled to an 86-68 win over Sacred Heart in the quarterfinals at New Britain, Conn. . . . In the other quarterfinal at Hackensack, N.J., Gordon Klaiber's basket with 10 seconds left gave Fairleigh Dickinson a 66-65 decision over Quinnipiac.
Norwich 82, Elms 70 -- The Cadets (21-7) got 24 points from Geoff Hensley and ran away from the Blazers in the opening round of the Division 3 NCAA tournament at Northfield, Vt.