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UAB vs UCF

UCF 64, UAB 48

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Keith Clanton had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and Central Florida defeated cold-shooting Alabama-Birmingham 64-48 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

The Knights (11-4), who will move to the Big East next season, snapped the Blazers' streak of hitting at least one 3-pointer a game since Dec. 18, 1996, a span of 538 games. UAB (8-8) went 0 for 23 from long range and was the first UCF opponent to go without a 3-pointer since 2005.

The Blazers shot only 26 percent (20 of 77) to post their lowest point total of the season.

The Knights led by 11 at the 3:29 mark and 31-23 at halftime, but the Blazers fought back, tying it at 31 with 15:52 left.

Calvin Newell, who scored 14 points, and Tristan Spurlock hit back-to-back 3-pointers and UCF pulled away.

Rod Rucker's 17 points and 14 rebounds led UAB.

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UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F348-181-3143217
J. Swing, F340-114-410424
F. Alihodzic, C254-110-13018
T. Jones, G325-160-201310
R. Williams, G302-113-39117
P. Purifoy191-50-02012
Q. Taylor160-30-04230
I. Jones90-20-00000
A. Scotland-Williamson10-00-00000
Totals 20-778-1346111348
 26%61.5% 
UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F363-46-6132212
T. Spurlock, F344-122-341012
I. Sykes, G374-81-18619
C. Newell, G345-152-341014
D. Walker, G281-30-07232
K. Wilson172-40-04045
M. Williams133-61-11008
S. Blair10-02-20012
R. Days00-00-00000
D. Karell00-00-00000
Totals 22-5214-1645121164
 42.3%87.5% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-746
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU15-327-712
Tulsa14-423-1145
Temple13-526-1034
Cincinnati13-523-1137
UConn10-820-1577
Memphis10-818-1483
Tulane6-1215-16214
E. Carolina6-1214-19220
UCF5-1312-18256
Houston4-1413-19239
So. Florida3-159-23273
 
Other games
NEB 47 Final
MICH 62
BUTL 72 Final
STJO 66
UGA 44 Final
FLA 77
IAST 89 Final
KAN 97
SYR 72 Final
PROV 66
LOU 73 Final
SHU 58
GT 70 Final
NCST 83
SILL 76 Final
WICH 82
MINN 84 Final
ILL 67
UNLV 60 Final
NMEX 65
SDSU 65 Final
FRES 62