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Southern Methodist 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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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (14-15)333669
UAB (15-14) «274774
 
Southern Methodist 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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Louisville15-331-6
Cincinnati15-327-7
Connecticut12-632-8
SMU12-627-10
Memphis12-624-10
Houston8-1017-16
Rutgers5-1312-21
UCF4-1413-18
Temple4-149-22
So. Florida3-1512-20

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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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