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 (8-8)232548
UCF (11-4) «313364

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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
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

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
Other games
NEB 47 Final
MICH 62
BUTL 72 Final
STJOE 66
UGA 44 Final
FLA 77
IAST 89 Final
KAN 97
SYR 72 Final
PROV 66
LOU 73 Final
SETON 58
GT 70 Final
NCST 83
SILL 76 Final
WICH 82
MINN 84 Final
ILL 67
UNLV 60 Final
NMEX 65
SDSU 65 Final
FRESNO 62