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Memphis vs UAB

Memphis 69, UAB 53

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Adonis Thomas netted 19 points and Tarik Black had his first double-double of the season as Memphis knocked off Conference USA-foe Alabama-Birmingham 69-53 Saturday night.

Thomas was 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds, while Black contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds. Joe Jackson added 17 points and five assists for the Tigers (12-3, 2-0).

Rod Rucker paced the Blazers (8-9, 0-2) with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and third straight. The junior is averaging 17.7 points and 13.3 rebounds over his past three contests.

Memphis dominated on the glass with a 44-34 rebounding advantage.

Both teams struggled beyond the arc, with Memphis connecting on 1 of 12 attempts and UAB going 0 for 13.

Memphis led 19-17 when D.J. Stephens' layup sparked a 15-3 run that put the Tigers up 34-20 at the intermission. Memphis maintained the double-digit lead the rest of the game.

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Memphis Tigers
A. Thomas, F349-151-192219
D. Stephens, F242-30-14014
S. Goodwin, F184-62-331410
G. Johnson, G323-92-26148
J. Jackson, G315-96-945117
T. Black221-48-10131310
C. Crawford220-30-01150
A. Barton140-01-41011
F. Hall20-00-21000
D. Wilson10-00-00000
Totals 24-4920-3244112169
 49%62.5% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F386-214-6110316
J. Swing, F241-61-24453
F. Alihodzic, C236-80-050412
T. Jones, G370-96-91416
R. Williams, G302-52-45046
P. Purifoy222-52-20026
I. Jones121-30-10012
Q. Taylor120-02-24232
A. Scotland-Williamson20-00-00000
Totals 18-5717-2634102353
 31.6%65.4% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Louisville15-331-6
Cincinnati15-327-7
Connecticut12-632-8
SMU12-627-10
Memphis12-624-10
Houston8-1017-16
Rutgers5-1312-21
UCF4-1413-18
Temple4-149-22
So. Florida3-1512-20

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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