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
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
Marshall5-212-894
UAB5-212-8120
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
UTEP3-35-13339
Rice3-413-7167
Charlotte3-49-9229
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
FAU1-65-13334
FIU1-65-15342
North Texas0-76-13307

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati7-017-215
SMU7-117-437
Tulsa5-111-7115
Memphis5-215-592
UCF5-214-596
Houston4-414-770
UConn3-48-11151
Temple1-610-1072
E. Carolina1-69-11227
Tulane1-64-15258
So. Florida0-76-12275
 
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STBN 58 Final
BUTL 77
MINN 50 Final
MIST 61
CINCY 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