UAB vs Tulsa

UAB 70, Tulsa 63

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Rod Rucker scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and UAB nearly blew a 24-point first half lead but held on to beat Tulsa 70-63 on Wednesday night.

The Blazers (10-13, 2-6 C-USA) took a 37-13 lead after Rucker hit a jumper with 4:45 remaining in the first half but Tulsa responded with an 18-6 run to end the half and eventually cut UAB's lead to four in the second half when Pat Swilling Jr. hit a lay-up to make it 56-52 with 9:04.

UAB regained a 10-point lead with a 6-0 run capped off by a Quincy Taylor lay-in, making it 62-52 with 2:57 to go and the Blazers held on from there.

Taylor ended his night with 14 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Rashad Ray scored 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting including a perfect 5 for 5 from the free-throw line and had five steals to lead Tulsa (12-11, 4-5).

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Scoreboard
UAB (10-13) «432770
Tulsa (12-11)313263

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UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F317-103-461317
F. Alihodzic, F232-52-55236
P. Purifoy, G302-42-24017
R. Williams, G302-43-45318
Q. Taylor, G285-81-146414
J. Swing292-60-22255
T. Jones244-72-213213
A. Scotland-Williamson40-00-00010
I. Jones10-00-01010
Totals 24-4413-2032172170
 54.5%65% 
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
K. Black, F171-42-66134
S. Haralson, G372-92-40027
S. Harrison, G363-94-652310
P. Swilling, Jr., G343-134-823111
T. Peete, G151-32-24044
R. Ray306-75-521417
B. Swannegan131-10-02002
D. Wright100-00-03000
J. Woodard81-40-01013
N. Wood02-20-00005
Totals 20-5219-313271863
 38.5%61.3% 
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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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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
 
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