Georgia Southern vs UAB

UAB 65, Georgia Southern 61

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Terence Jones scored 19 points and Rod Rucker 16 to lead UAB to a 65-61 victory over Georgia Southern in a nonconference game Wednesday night.

Jones surpassed the 1,000-point milestone for his career.

Fahro Alihodzic chipped in 12 points for the Blazers (8-6).

C.J. Reed scored 22 points for Georgia Southern (6-7), Tre Bussey had 17 and Eric Ferguson contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Eagles committed 23 turnovers, and Georgia Southern was 5 of 6 from the foul line to UAB's 16 of 21.

Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, with the Blazers ahead 25-22 at the break.

Jordan Swing made a 3-pointer 2:10 into the second half to give UAB a 30-22 advantage. Bussey's layup closed it to 34-31 with 13:14 left, but Rucker made a layup for a 59-52 advantage at 1:15 to seal the win.

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Scoreboard
Georgia Southern (6-8)223961
UAB (8-6) «254065

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Georgia Southern Eagles
E. Ferguson, F334-133-4123212
C. Baskerville, F110-10-01130
C. Reed, G378-152-212222
T. Bussey, G357-110-030417
C. Roberts, G170-30-02210
B. Holmes271-30-02232
M. Baynham233-60-03016
K. Dunnican141-10-07112
C. Daniels30-10-01100
Totals 24-545-636121761
 44.4%83.3% 
UAB Blazers
J. Swing, F353-121-25228
R. Rucker, F338-130-062216
F. Alihodzic, C335-112-230212
T. Jones, G367-105-927219
R. Williams, G201-32-25124
P. Purifoy240-46-64216
Q. Taylor120-20-01100
I. Jones70-10-01000
Totals 24-5616-2130151165
 42.9%76.2% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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PROV 62 Final
LOU 80
NEB 44 Final
OHST 70
PENN 57 Final
BUTL 70
DUKE 67 Final
DAVID 50
RUT 53 Final
SYR 78
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ILLST 72
ILL 61 Final
PUR 68
CSBAK 57 Final
SDSU 72