FRISCO, Texas (AP) Michael Ertel had a season-high 22 points as UAB defeated Rice 73-60 in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night.
The Blazers, the No. 2 seed from C-USA West, play the East's top seed, Western Kentucky, in the semifinals Friday.
Tavin Lovan had 14 points and eight rebounds for UAB (22-6). Tyreek Scott-Grayson added 12 points and seven rebounds. Kassim Nicholson had nine rebounds.