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UAB vs Tulsa

UAB 70, Tulsa 63

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Rod Rucker scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and UAB nearly blew a 24-point first half lead but held on to beat Tulsa 70-63 on Wednesday night.

The Blazers (10-13, 2-6 C-USA) took a 37-13 lead after Rucker hit a jumper with 4:45 remaining in the first half but Tulsa responded with an 18-6 run to end the half and eventually cut UAB's lead to four in the second half when Pat Swilling Jr. hit a lay-up to make it 56-52 with 9:04.

UAB regained a 10-point lead with a 6-0 run capped off by a Quincy Taylor lay-in, making it 62-52 with 2:57 to go and the Blazers held on from there.

Taylor ended his night with 14 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Rashad Ray scored 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting including a perfect 5 for 5 from the free-throw line and had five steals to lead Tulsa (12-11, 4-5).

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UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F317-103-461317
F. Alihodzic, F232-52-55236
P. Purifoy, G302-42-24017
R. Williams, G302-43-45318
Q. Taylor, G285-81-146414
J. Swing292-60-22255
T. Jones244-72-213213
A. Scotland-Williamson40-00-00010
I. Jones10-00-01010
Totals 24-4413-2032172170
 54.5%65% 
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
K. Black, F171-42-66134
S. Haralson, G372-92-40027
S. Harrison, G363-94-652310
P. Swilling, Jr., G343-134-823111
T. Peete, G151-32-24044
R. Ray306-75-521417
B. Swannegan131-10-02002
D. Wright100-00-03000
J. Woodard81-40-01013
N. Wood02-20-00005
Totals 20-5219-313271863
 38.5%61.3% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech14-323-755
UAB12-416-13151
Old Dominion11-522-642
UTEP11-519-975
Western Ky.11-518-10115
Middle Tenn.8-815-14181
North Texas8-814-14215
UT-San Antonio7-913-14224
Marshall7-911-18292
Rice7-910-18275
Charlotte6-1013-16201
FIU6-1013-16240
So. Miss4-139-19293
FAU1-158-19304

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulsa14-221-730
SMU14-323-620
Cincinnati11-520-950
Temple11-520-940
UConn10-617-1169
Memphis9-717-1291
E. Carolina6-1013-16223
Tulane5-1114-14188
UCF5-1212-16233
Houston2-1410-18272
So. Florida2-148-21261
 
Other games
STBN 58 Final
BUT 77
MINN 50 Final
MIST 61
CIN 50 Final
PROV 54
BAYL 67 Final
OKST 69
MU 70 Final
USF 47
CREI 57 Final
IAST 76
LOU 68 Final
RUT 48
STAN 66 Final
ARIZ 73
AF 58 Final
NMEX 81
KAN 55 Final
TCU 62