Louisiana-Monroe vs UAB

UAB 76, Louisiana-Monroe 69


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rod Rucker had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over Louisiana-Monroe 76-69 Thursday night.

Robert Williams and Preston Purifoy each scored 12 points, while Terence Jones and Jordan Swing added 11 apiece for UAB (6-6).

UAB outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 38-34, grabbing 13 boards on the offensive end that led to 14 second-chance points. The Blazers dished out 18 assists, committing 12 turnovers, and made 16 of 20 free throws.

UAB led 37-31 at halftime and pushed its lead to as much as 15, at 64-49, in the second half on Purifoy's layup.

Trent Mackey led Louisiana-Monroe (1-7) with 17 points and Kyle Koszuta came off the bench to score 15, but the Warhawks never got any closer than six in the second half after leading for the opening 10 minutes of the first half.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F333-60-311846
M. Brown, F303-60-28036
T. Mackey, G406-130-021217
M. Hansberry, G235-70-230011
R. McCray, G193-60-01417
T. Lindsey312-62-24337
K. Koszuta245-103-421315
Totals 27-545-1334171669
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F349-154-693222
J. Swing, F283-74-442311
F. Alihodzic, C162-61-22115
T. Jones, G304-130-036011
R. Williams, G274-93-471312
P. Purifoy283-94-480112
Q. Taylor200-10-01510
I. Jones161-30-01003
A. Scotland-Williamson10-00-00000
Totals 26-6316-2038181176
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
Western Ky.12-620-12117
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
So. Miss4-149-20283
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