BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jerod Haase didn't look like a guy celebrating his biggest win as a head coach. That's because it came at the expense of his mentor, Roy Williams.
Haase's UAB held off Williams and No. 16 North Carolina (4-2) for a 63-59 victory Sunday. Chad Frazier scored 25 and the Blazers (6-2) made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve their first win over a ranked team in four years.
"This is the definition of bittersweet," said Haase, who played under Williams at Kansas and coached under him at Kansas and North Carolina. "It's a big win for us. I was proud of our guys, but for coach Williams to come here and bring North Carolina, that's pretty special.
"I hated having to go shake his hand, but it's a special deal."
NO. 3 KENTUCKY 79, PROVIDENCE 65: Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 points, eight rebounds and a career-high nine blocks to lead the Wildcats (7-1) in Brooklyn, N.Y.
NO. 21 MEMPHIS 73, NO. 5 OKLA. ST. 68: Joe Jackson hit four key late free throws and the Tigers (5-1) avenged a loss this season to the Cowboys (7-1) in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista.
NO. 11 GONZAGA 86, COPPIN ST. 51: Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 for the host Bulldogs (7-1), who posted their largest margin of victory this season.
NO. 12 WICHITA ST. 70, SAINT LOUIS 65: Fred VanVleet had a key assist and two free throws in the closing seconds for the visiting Shockers (8-0).
NO. 14 OREGON 82, CAL POLY 61: Reserves Elgin Cook and Richard Armadi had 14 points each to lead the host Ducks (7-0).
NO. 18 BAYLOR 104, HARDIN-SIMMONS 59: Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and six players scored in double figures for the host Bears (7-1).
GW 60, NO. 20 CREIGHTON 53: Kevin Larsen's layup put George Washington ahead for good as it upset the Bluejays (5-2) and took third place in the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif.
SAN DIEGO ST. 67, NO. 25 MARQUETTE 59: Xavier Thames scored a career-high 29 and the Aztecs held off a rally by the Golden Eagles (5-3) in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy.
MIAMI 60, ARIZ. ST. 57: Rion Brown's dunk with 33 seconds left lifted the Hurricanes (5-3) into fifth place at the Wooden Legacy.
FSU 71, MIAMI (OHIO) 62: Brittany Brown had 16 points and Ivey Slaughter a career-high 15 rebounds for the visiting Seminoles (6-1), who used a 12-0 second-half run to rally.
NO. 1 UCONN 70, OHIO ST. 49: Bria Hartley had 17 points as the Huskies (9-0) cruised at the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass., after a seven-day break.
NO. 7 KENTUCKY 69, NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 64: Jennifer O'Neill hit a critical jumper with 40.8 seconds left, rallying the host Wildcats (8-0) from a 14-point deficit against the Cardinals (7-1).
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 100, DUQUESNE 61: Canadian-born senior Natalie Achonwa had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lift the visiting Irish (6-0) in Toronto.
NO. 18 OKLA. 80, CREIGHTON 52: The host Sooners (5-2) scored the first 10 within three minutes and never let up in bouncing back from an upset loss to UCLA.
NO. 19 OKLA. ST. 95, N. TEXAS 47: Liz Donohoe had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowgirls (7-0), who finished off a season-opening homestand.
IPFW 81, NO. 21 MICH. ST. 76: Amanda Hyde had 23 points for the visiting Mastodons, who shot 53.7 percent from the floor to upset the Spartans (5-2).
NO. 22 GEORGIA 70, GA. STATE 58: Shacobia Barbee had 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (8-0) in the Georgia State Thanksgiving Invitational championship game at Atlanta.
NorthWESTERN 82, NO. 25 DEPAUL 79: Lauren Douglas had 26 points as the host Wildcats rallied past the Blue Demons (3-2).