SMU vs UAB

UAB 53, SMU 52

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Jordan Swing scored 17 points, including a layup with 9 seconds to play, and UAB beat SMU 53-52 in the opener of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.

Swing had a team-high nine rebounds and was 7 of 13 from the field for the game. Rod Rucker had 11 points.

UAB was up 32-23 at halftime and led until Brian Bernardi hit two free throws to put the Mustangs up 52-51 with 29 seconds remaining. Swing's layup put the Blazers (16-16) back on top. No. 10 seed SMU missed a jumper with a second to play.

Jalen Jones led SMU (15-17) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cannen Cunningham had 11 points.

No. 7 seed UAB will play No. 2 seed Southern Mississippi on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Head coach Larry Brown, who is the only coach to win an NCAA and NBA title, ends his first season at SMU.

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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (15-17)232952
UAB (16-16) «322153
SMU:J. Jones 13 Pts
SMU:J. Jones 10 Reb
SMU:N. Russell 3 Ast
UAB:J. Swing 17 Pts
UAB:J. Swing 9 Reb
UAB:T. Jones 4 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
SMUUAB
SMU
Jalen Jones
UAB
Jordan Swing
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
131011790
SMU Mustangs
N. Russell, G391-106-62328
S. Williams, F382-112-26127
C. Cunningham, C383-64-443311
J. Jones, G325-113-5101513
R. Manuel, G271-62-67135
B. Bernardi, G202-53-43018
U. Ofoegbu, F50-00-02010
J. Dickerson, C10-00-01000
L. Giles, GDid Not Play
M. Holyfield, GDid Not Play
C. Head, GDid Not Play
N. Moore, GDid Not Play
K. Dunleavy, GDid Not Play
M. Kennedy, FDid Not Play
B. Mbargorba, CDid Not Play
G. Wilson, GDid Not Play
Totals 14-4920-273591752
 28.6%74.1% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F354-133-573511
J. Swing, F347-130-190317
F. Alihodzic, C300-24-43034
R. Williams, G271-52-44115
Q. Taylor, G243-60-03227
T. Jones, G240-44-42424
P. Purifoy, G232-50-05005
A. Scotland-Williamson, F30-00-00020
K. Moton, GDid Not Play
I. Jones, GDid Not Play
K. Whitaker, GDid Not Play
Totals 17-4813-1833101853
 35.4%72.2% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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