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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Scoreboard
UAB (10-13) «432770
Tulsa (12-11)313263
 
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-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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