Louisiana-Monroe vs UAB

UAB 76, Louisiana-Monroe 69

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rod Rucker had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over Louisiana-Monroe 76-69 Thursday night.

Robert Williams and Preston Purifoy each scored 12 points, while Terence Jones and Jordan Swing added 11 apiece for UAB (6-6).

UAB outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 38-34, grabbing 13 boards on the offensive end that led to 14 second-chance points. The Blazers dished out 18 assists, committing 12 turnovers, and made 16 of 20 free throws.

UAB led 37-31 at halftime and pushed its lead to as much as 15, at 64-49, in the second half on Purifoy's layup.

Trent Mackey led Louisiana-Monroe (1-7) with 17 points and Kyle Koszuta came off the bench to score 15, but the Warhawks never got any closer than six in the second half after leading for the opening 10 minutes of the first half.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Monroe (1-7)313869
UAB (6-6) «373976

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F333-60-311846
M. Brown, F303-60-28036
T. Mackey, G406-130-021217
M. Hansberry, G235-70-230011
R. McCray, G193-60-01417
T. Lindsey312-62-24337
K. Koszuta245-103-421315
Totals 27-545-1334171669
 50%38.5% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F349-154-693222
J. Swing, F283-74-442311
F. Alihodzic, C162-61-22115
T. Jones, G304-130-036011
R. Williams, G274-93-471312
P. Purifoy283-94-480112
Q. Taylor200-10-01510
I. Jones161-30-01003
A. Scotland-Williamson10-00-00000
Totals 26-6316-2038181176
 41.3%80% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-05-132
Coast. Car.0-04-2117
UL Lafayette0-04-275
UT-Arlington0-02-14
Georgia St.0-03-279
App. St.0-03-3328
S. Alabama0-03-3158
Troy0-03-3201
Texas St.0-02-2221
Arkansas St.0-02-3190
UL-Monroe0-01-3208
Little Rock0-00-4217

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-05-020
Middle Tenn.0-04-131
Old Dominion0-04-133
So. Miss0-02-1294
Marshall0-03-2254
North Texas0-03-2244
UT-San Antonio0-03-2197
UAB0-03-3297
Charlotte0-02-2288
Western Ky.0-02-2312
FAU0-02-3260
FIU0-02-3342
UTEP0-01-3323
Rice0-01-4278
 
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