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
SMU15-125-418
Cincinnati14-125-314
Houston10-519-858
UCF9-718-1092
UConn9-714-14103
Memphis8-718-10106
Tulsa7-813-14121
Temple6-1115-15113
E. Carolina5-1013-15228
Tulane2-145-23282
So. Florida1-157-20299

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech13-421-9120
Old Dominion11-518-10130
UTEP11-513-15255
Rice10-620-9180
Marshall9-716-13129
UAB8-715-13179
Western Ky.7-913-16224
UT-San Antonio7-912-17281
Charlotte6-1012-15233
FAU6-1010-17296
So. Miss6-119-20336
North Texas2-148-20330
FIU2-146-23343
 
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GW 58
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