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
Cincinnati7-017-215
SMU7-117-437
Tulsa5-111-7115
Memphis5-215-577
UCF5-214-596
Houston4-414-770
UConn3-48-11150
Temple1-610-1072
E. Carolina1-69-11237
Tulane1-64-15258
So. Florida0-76-12275

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
Marshall5-212-894
UAB5-212-8120
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
UTEP3-35-13339
Rice3-413-7167
Charlotte3-49-9229
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
FAU1-65-13334
FIU1-65-15342
North Texas0-76-13307
 
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