Alabama-Huntsville moves on
Chargers hold off Christian Brothers, advance to Elite Eight
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Alabama-Huntsville won the South Region as the Chargers defeated Christian Brothers, 68-59 on Tuesday night. The win is UAH's 20th in a row and moved its record to 29-3. The victory also gives the Chargers the South Region for the second consecutive season.
Xavier Baldwin led all UAH scorers with 13 points while Player Josh Magette added 12 points and Zane Campbell netted 10 for the Chargers.
With the game tied at the half at 29-29, Baldwin started the second-half scoring with a trey to put the Chargers on top 32-29. But a 9-2 run by the Bucs placed Christian Brothers back ahead and gave CBU its biggest lead of the night at 38-34 with 15:33 remaining.
Over the next six minutes, the lead changed three times and there were a pair of ties.
Then the Chargers went on their most important run of the night.
Baldwin ignited the run, scoring six of the team's points in an 11-2 run that placed the Chargers in front 58-49.
The Bucs would close the gap to 64-59 with just 30 seconds left in the game, but Magette and Boskovic nailed free throws down the stretch to preserve the victory.
The first half featured three ties and four lead changes, but it was the Chargers who held the lead through much of the stanza, and Ronnie Mack produced the largest first-half lead for either team as he connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Blue and White up 21-15 with 7:47 remaining.
The Bucs held UAH scoreless in the final two minutes while scoring five points of their own to send the game to the locker room even at 29-29.
The first half for the Chargers was keyed by a strong performance by Zane Campbell as he was successful on four of his five field goal attempts en route to scoring eight points.