Elijah Millsap had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 64-47 victory over 25th-ranked Cincinnati last night in Birmingham.

The Blazers (9-1) picked up their eighth straight win, holding the Bearcats (6-3) to 32 percent shooting.

The Bearcats whittled a 15-point halftime deficit down to eight points twice in the opening minutes of the second half, but trailed by as many as 25 before a last-minute spurt.

Howard Crawford added 14 points for the Blazers.

Ohio State 78, Presbyterian 48 - David Lighty had 20 points to propel 18th-ranked Ohio State (8-2) past Presbyterian (2-9) in Columbus, Ohio.

New Mexico 96, Northern Arizona 57 - Roman Martinez scored 17 points, and 19th-ranked New Mexico (11-0) opened with a 14-0 run and trounced Northern Arizona (3-6) in Albuquerque, N.M.

Mississippi 91, Texas-El Paso 81 - Chris Warren had a career high of 32 points, including 11 in overtime, as 20th-ranked Mississippi (9-1) outlasted UTEP (5-2) in Southaven, Miss.

Georgia Tech 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 53 - Gani Lawal had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and freshman Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds, to lead 22d-ranked Georgia Tech (8-1) past Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-8) in Atlanta.

Elsewhere: Douglas Davis scored 20 points, and the Princeton defense held its third straight opponent to 50 points or less in a 46-42 victory over visiting Monmouth. . . . B.J. Monteiro scored 27 points, and Duquesne pulled away from Canisius in the second overtime for an 86-77 victory in Pittsburgh. . . . Trevor Booker had 13 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists to help Clemson beat East Carolina, 80-63, in Greenville, N.C. . . . L.D. Williams scored a career high of 23 points in Wake Forest's 80-69 victory over UNC-Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C.


Tennessee 86, Louisville 56 -

Angie Bjorklund scored 19 points, all but four on three-pointers, and third-ranked Tennessee (9-0) trounced Louisville (6-4) in Knoxville, Tenn.

Elsewhere: Allison Hightower scored 12 points, and fifth-ranked Louisiana State cruised past North Carolina A&T, 75-33, in Baton Rouge, La.. . . Brittney Griner had the first triple-double in Baylor history and set a Big Twelve record with 11 blocks in a 101-76 win over Oral Roberts in Waco, Texas. Griner also had 34 points and 13 rebounds, breaking the conference record of 10. . . . Cierra Brevard had 12 points and six rebounds, and Courtney Ward 12 points and six assists, to lead 10th-ranked Florida State past Central Florida, 70-58, in Orlando. . . . Angel Stephens scored 15 points, but Cheyney fell to visiting Georgian Court, 65-49.