UAB vs East Carolina

UAB 61, East Carolina 57

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Cameron Moore scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over East Carolina 61-57 on Saturday.

The Blazers (13-14, 8-6 Conference USA) led by as many as 10 in the second half before East Carolina scored seven straight to make it a two point game, 59-57, with 2:08 left.

UAB turned it over twice in the final 2 minutes, but the Pirates missed four 3-pointers and turned it over just once themselves the rest of the way.

Preston Purifoy made both his free throws with 11 seconds to play, giving UAB its sixth win in its last seven.

The Blazers scored 22 of their 32 points in the paint in the second half.

Purifoy finished with 15 points, and the Blazers shot 50 percent in the second half (13 of 26).

Shamarr Bowden led the Pirates (12-15, 3-11) with 27 points.

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UAB Blazers
C. Moore, F3810-191-2141021
J. Swing, F371-90-05312
Q. Taylor, G383-70-03427
P. Purifoy, G345-112-230215
R. Williams, G253-50-04217
O. Soko191-32-25334
K. Whitaker60-20-00000
J. Tyler31-23-42015
Totals 24-588-1037131061
 41.4%80% 
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F385-90-083110
R. Sampson, F274-60-030010
S. Bowden, G3710-150-110227
M. Paul, G351-55-64618
E. Straughn, G200-40-04120
C. Gaines220-30-02240
M. Kemp131-40-01122
P. Roberts-Campbell70-20-00200
D. Morales20-00-01020
Totals 21-485-726151457
 43.8%71.4% 
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UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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