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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
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU15-327-712
Tulsa14-423-1145
Temple13-526-1134
Cincinnati13-523-1137
UConn10-820-1577
Memphis10-818-1483
Tulane6-1215-16214
E. Carolina6-1214-19220
UCF5-1312-18256
Houston4-1413-19239
So. Florida3-159-23273
 
Other games
MICH 78 Final
PSU 84
GTOWN 79 Final
CONN 78
VT 58 Final
UM 76
USF 44 Final
PITT 64
OKST 64 Final
TCU 47
STJO 53 Final
STL 70
LOU 79 Final
DEP 58
ARIZ 78 Final
USC 89
SDSU 60 Final
NMEX 70