JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -Elijah Millsap scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds to lead five Blazers in double figures as Alabama-Birmingham defeated Jacksonville State 87-62 on Tuesday night.
Aaron Johnson added 17 points, Jamarr Sanders scored 11 and George Drake and Kenneth Cooper had 10 points each as the Blazers (3-1) outscored the Gamecocks 50-25 in the second half to break open a halftime tie.
UAB gradually built its lead, going ahead 52-44 on Johnson's layup with 15:35 remaining in the game.
Dexter Fields hit a 3-pointer for a 62-51 lead with 10:46 left and Sanders' 3-pointer with 7:23 remaining gave UAB a 72-56 advantage.
The Blazers were 18-for-29 from the field (62.1 percent) in the second half, going 5 of 7 from the 3-point line (71.4 percent).
Stephen Hall led Jacksonville State with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Trenton Marshall scored 14, Jeremy Bynum had 12 and Jay-R Strowbridge added 11 points.
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