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Rice vs UAB

UAB 80, Rice 57

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Preston Purifoy and Jordan Swing scored 19 points each to lead Alabama-Birmingham to an 80-57 victory over Rice in a Conference USA game on Saturday.

Fahro Alihodzic scored 10 points, and Swing contributed 10 rebounds and made 8 of 11 from the field while Purifoy was 7 of 8 for the Blazers (12-14, 4-7), who lost to East Carolina 74-71 on Thursday.

UAB leads the series against Rice 9-0.

Tamir Jackson scored 21 points and Julian DeBose had 10 for the Owls (5-20, 1-10), who have lost five in a row and seven of their past eight.

The Blazers shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60) and made 45.8 percent of their 3-pointers (11 of 24). The Owls shot 36.4 percent (20 of 55) and 16.7 percent (3 of 18).

The second half with a 12-3 run for a 46-28 advantage with 15:15 left and cruised from there.

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Rice Owls
R. Wilson, F233-62-25228
M. Guercy, G352-62-22207
T. Jackson, G359-161-331321
J. DeBose, G303-104-530410
A. Ramljak, G241-61-13023
K. Washington262-81-14305
B. Firozgary130-22-21012
D. Peera80-11-21011
E. Franshaw60-00-00010
Totals 20-5514-183081457
 36.4%77.8% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F303-122-27238
J. Swing, F298-111-1103019
Q. Taylor, G313-80-02419
R. Williams, G223-61-18038
P. Purifoy, G217-81-130419
T. Jones241-50-00242
F. Alihodzic224-73-421211
A. Scotland-Williamson130-11-25111
I. Jones60-10-21110
K. Moton21-10-00003
Totals 30-609-1339141980
 50%69.2% 
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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