SMU vs UAB

UAB 74, SMU 69

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rod Rucker collected his 10th double-double of the season as Alabama-Birmingham won its fourth straight, defeating Southern Methodist 74-69 Saturday.

Rucker had 21 points and 11 rebounds, including a key layup late. SMU's Nick Russell hit a jumper with 1:48 remaining to pull the Mustangs within 68-67, but Rucker answered with a layup, then he and Jordan Swing combined for four free throws to lock up the win.

The Blazers (15-14, 7-7 Conference USA) trailed 63-61 with 5:48 left when Fahro Alihodzic's layup sparked a 6-0 run for a 67-63 edge.

Ryan Manuel led the Mustangs (14-15, 4-10) with 15 points.

UAB had held opponents under 40 percent shooting in five of its past six halves, but SMU shot 57.7 percent (30 of 52). The Mustangs made just 2 of 9 3-pointers, though, and were dominated 35-25 on rebounds - the Blazers have edged six straight opponents on the glass.

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SMU Mustangs
S. Williams, F356-90-151113
C. Cunningham, C386-110-055312
N. Russell, G396-122-235114
R. Manuel, G356-83-341515
J. Jones, G234-60-02158
B. Bernardi202-52-31037
L. Giles60-10-00000
U. Ofoegbu40-00-01030
J. Dickerson00-00-00000
Totals 30-527-925132169
 57.7%77.8% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F397-167-9114221
J. Swing, F263-85-733211
R. Williams, G354-51-360211
Q. Taylor, G293-70-00349
P. Purifoy, G240-32-25102
F. Alihodzic307-114-560218
T. Jones170-52-22112
Totals 24-5521-2835121374
 43.6%75% 
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

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
 
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BAMA 52 Final
FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUTL 52 Final
VCU 84
MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
TEXAS 65 Final
OKST 78
WYO 42 Final
NMEX 53
PORT 52 Final
GONZ 81
MIAMI 76 Final
DUKE 79
KSU 64 Final
BAYL 61
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
SJST 61 Final
LT 88
RUT 51 Final
GTOWN 64
ARIZ 69 Final
UCLA 74