MEMPHIS | The University of Alabama in Huntsville men's basketball dropped a 70-58 decision on the road at Christian Brothers in Gulf South Conference action on Thursday night. The Chargers drop to 10-8 (6-5 GSC), while the Bucs improve to 10-7 (6-5 GSC).
The win marked the 500th career victory for Christian Brothers head coach Mike Nienaber.
Conner Blasi was especially strong in the first half as he went 4-for-5 from the field and scored 14 of his 22 points in the period, but Christian Brothers used a 57.1 shooting percentage in the half to hold a 30-28 advantage at the halftime break.
The Charger deficit grew to nine at 44-35 with just under 15 minutes to play in the contest, but the visitors responded with a 15-8 run over the next eight minutes to pull back within two at 52-50 at the 6:26 mark. Christian Brothers proceeded to then hold UAH scoreless for the next 4:37 to establish a 12-point advantage with 1:49 remaining, effectively sealing the contest for the hosts.
Joining Blasi in double figures was Wayne Dedrick who scored 10, while Cory McArthy led a group of four double-digit scorers for CBU as he scored 20.
Christian Brothers finished the contest shooting 55.0 percent from the floor – including a 46.7 percent showing from beyond the arc – while the Chargers shot just 3-for-19 from downtown en route to shooting 39.1 percent.
UAH will conclude its four-game road swing when the Chargers travel to Delta State on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest in Cleveland, Miss.