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McCree's double-double helps Louisiana Tech gain semifinals

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2017 at 9:50 p.m.



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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Erik McCree scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, leading second-seeded Louisiana Tech to a 69-57 victory over No. 7 seed UAB on Thursday night in a Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal.

On Friday, the Bulldogs (23-9) play No. 6 seed Marshall.

Jalen Harris added 17 points, Jacobi Boykins 14 and Omar Sherman 10.

Denzell Watts, Dirk Williams and William Lee scored 13 points each with Chris Cokley collecting 12 rebounds for the Blazers (17-16).

Boykins scored the first four points and the Bulldogs led thereafter, going up 13, 31-18, at halftime with Harris leading the way with 12 points.

The Bulldogs led by 21 early in the second half with the Blazers getting within nine, 60-51, for one second before Harris made two free throws on the other end. McCree scored the Bulldogs' final seven points.

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