UAH secures GSC tournament first round hosting rights in win at CBU
MEMPHIS – The University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s basketball team finished off its regular season road schedule with an 86-71 victory at Christian Brothers on Saturday afternoon in Gulf South Conference action. UAH improves to 22-6 (17-5 GSC), while CBU slides to 5-20 (5-16 GSC).
Saturday’s win secured first round hosting rights for the 2023 GSC Men’s Basketball Championships for the Chargers, which will be on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Further details on game time and ticketing information will be available soon.
UAH had a balanced attack on offense against Christian Brothers with a total of six players scoring 10 points or more, led by Luke Burnett with a team-high 22 points in addition to five assists and two steals. He went 6-of-13 from the floor, 5-of-9 on three-pointers and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
Chaney Johnson and Max Shulman each rated second on the roster with 12 points apiece, with Johnson adding a team-best six rebounds and Shulman recording a roster-leading six assists.
Tanner Shulman (11 points), Jack Kostel (10 points) and Daniel Saylor (10 points) rounded out the Chargers in double-figures on Saturday.
UAH shot 53.4 percent from the field (31-for-58) that includes a 41.2 three-point percentage (14-34). The Chargers also held the edge over the Buccaneers in bench points (24-19), steals (11-4), points off turnovers (20-7), and points in the paint (32-22).
The Chargers look ahead to the final two home games of the regular season next week, starting on Thursday with a visit from West Florida.