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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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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% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulane0-09-1174
SMU0-08-342
Cincinnati0-07-371
Temple0-08-458
UCF0-07-4242
Houston0-05-3276
Memphis0-06-4140
Tulsa0-07-5114
Connecticut0-05-477
E. Carolina0-06-6274
So. Florida0-05-6226

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-114
La. Tech0-08-3223
UTEP0-08-475
FAU0-06-4210
North Texas0-06-4189
Middle Tenn.0-07-5203
Charlotte0-06-550
FIU0-06-6150
So. Miss0-05-5302
Western Ky.0-05-5116
UT-San Antonio0-04-5270
Marshall0-04-7271
UAB0-04-8311
Rice0-03-7351
 
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FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUT 52 Final
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MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
UT 65 Final
OKST 78
WYO 42 Final
NMEX 53
PORT 52 Final
GONZ 81
UM 76 Final
DUKE 79
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BAYL 61
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
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LT 88
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