KENT, Ohio (AP) -Elijah Millsap scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 68-56 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay in the season opener for both teams on Friday.
Howard Crawford added 15 points for the Blazers, who went on a 14-2 run to claim a 55-43 lead with 4:50 left the second half against the Phoenix in the Hispanic College Fund Classic. Crawford, who shot 7-for-11 from the field, led the spurt with six points and Kenneth Cooper added four points.
UAB pushed its margin to 15 points - its largest of the game - on Cameron Moore's layup with 1:42 left to play. Cooper also had seven points and 11 rebounds, and Millsap shot 5 of 6 from beyond the arc.
Rahmon Fletcher led Wisconsin-Green Bay with 14 points, while Bryquis Perine had 13.
The Blazers outrebounded the Phoenix 40-29.
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