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
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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