UAB beats Arizona 72-71

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)—Paul Delaney III hit a free throw with .8 seconds left, and UAB defeated Arizona 72-71 on Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Blazers (3-0) will meet No. 12 Oklahoma, which beat No. 21 Davidson 82-78, in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 26.

Arizona (1-1) staged a valiant rally but lost in stunning fashion.

The Wildcats trailed 47-33 two minutes into the second half and by nine points with 4:39 to play. But they tied it at 70 when freshman Kyle Fogg scored on a putback with 25 seconds to play.

After UAB missed a free throw, Arizona’s Nic Wise missed a jumper with three seconds left. Delaney emerged from a scramble and raced toward midcourt for a last-gasp heave. That’s when Arizona’s Jamelle Horne was called for an intentional foul.

Delaney hit one free throw and UAB inbounded the ball to clinch the win.

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