UAB vs Tulane

UAB 76, Tulane 71

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rod Rucker scored 26 points and Jordan Swing had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham defeated Tulane 76-71 Wednesday night in a Conference USA game.

Swing also had nine assists for the Blazers (14-14, 6-7), who shot 58.5 percent from the field (31 of 53), including 66.7 percent (16 of 24) in the second half.

The Green Wave (18-10, 6-7), led by Ricky Tarrant's 25 points, shot just 33.8 percent (22 of 65) but was able to hang in by scoring 36 points off 18 UAB turnovers. Tulane committed just six turnovers, leading to six UAB points.

Three 3-pointers by Jordan Callahan and two by Jay Hook helped Tulane turn a 52-37 deficit into a 60-56 lead with 5:30 left. UAB answered with a jumper by Quincy Taylor and two 3-pointers by Swing for a 64-60 lead at the 3:41 mark and never trailed again.

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UAB Blazers
J. Swing, F409-120-1109123
R. Rucker, F3513-170-161426
R. Williams, G371-80-08402
Q. Taylor, G322-50-06444
P. Purifoy, G181-26-62139
T. Jones201-30-05543
F. Alihodzic184-61-13049
A. Scotland-Williamson00-00-00010
Totals 31-537-941242176
 58.5%77.8% 
Tulane Green Wave
J. Davis, F362-92-613046
K. Timmons, F300-87-82227
T. Drye, F131-10-01002
R. Tarrant, G368-188-836325
K. Mack, G180-30-02230
J. Callahan283-120-02219
B. Cherry224-50-001112
L. Dabney92-60-02204
J. Hook82-30-01026
Totals 22-6517-2229151671
 33.8%77.3% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.15-125-429
La. Tech13-421-9116
Old Dominion11-518-10131
UTEP11-513-15245
Rice10-620-9162
Marshall9-716-13125
UAB8-815-14180
Western Ky.7-913-16223
UT-San Antonio7-912-17296
Charlotte6-1012-15240
FAU6-1010-17285
So. Miss6-119-20334
North Texas2-148-20335
FIU2-146-23343

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU15-125-418
Cincinnati14-225-414
Houston11-520-854
UCF10-719-1076
UConn9-714-14105
Memphis8-818-11111
Tulsa8-814-14120
Temple6-1115-15124
E. Carolina5-1113-16228
Tulane2-145-23286
So. Florida1-157-20304
 
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PSU 84
GTOWN 79 Final
UCONN 78
VT 58 Final
MIAMI 76
USF 44 Final
PITT 64
OKST 64 Final
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STL 70
LOU 79 Final
DEP 58
ARIZ 78 Final
USC 89
SDSU 60 Final
NMEX 70