UAB vs East Carolina

East Carolina 74, UAB 61

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Maurice Kemp scored more than 20 points for the third straight game and East Carolina cooled Alabama-Birmingham's previously red-hot 3-point shooting in a 74-61, Conference USA victory Wednesday night.

Kemp scored 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and made 8 of 8 free-throw attempts for the Pirates (14-9, 5-5), who had dropped three of their past four. Akeem Richmond added 15 points, Ty Armstrong 12 and Miguel Paul 11 with 11 assists.

UAB (11-14, 3-7) was coming off a season-best 9-of-16 shooting performance from 3-point range against Marshall, but hit just 2 of 16 from deep Wednesday. Forward Rod Rucker led the way with 14 points, but none of the Blazers' guards reached double figures.

East Carolina also beat UAB 91-85 on Jan. 23.

The Pirates, ranked eighth nationally, averaging 17.1 assists, had 16 helpers. UAB entered ranked 10th with 16.7 assists per game, and had 15 Wednesday.

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UAB (11-14)342761
East Carolina (14-9) «383674

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UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F377-150-093314
F. Alihodzic, C315-111-220211
R. Williams, G324-91-29419
P. Purifoy, G261-52-22154
Q. Taylor, G241-40-00113
J. Swing294-80-02249
T. Jones204-91-21409
A. Scotland-Williamson10-02-20022
Totals 26-617-1032151861
 42.6%70% 
East Carolina Pirates
M. Kemp, F377-108-851323
R. Sampson, F334-70-07009
T. Armstrong, F305-112-652212
M. Paul, G373-104-4511211
P. Roberts-Campbell, G271-20-02102
A. Richmond194-64-411115
S. Bowden81-20-02012
M. Guilmette40-00-20000
P. Williams30-00-00000
M. Zangari20-00-00010
Totals 25-4818-2431161074
 52.1%75% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-226
Marshall0-08-3155
Old Dominion0-08-359
La. Tech0-07-499
So. Miss0-07-4258
UAB0-07-4219
Western Ky.0-07-470
FAU0-06-4211
North Texas0-07-5187
UT-San Antonio0-07-5230
FIU0-05-6312
Charlotte0-03-6330
UTEP0-03-6199
Rice0-03-8272

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati0-09-243
Houston0-09-273
Wichita St.0-08-223
SMU0-08-3101
Memphis0-07-3139
Temple0-07-316
Tulane0-07-3116
UCF0-07-348
UConn0-07-3103
Tulsa0-07-4131
E. Carolina0-05-4328
So. Florida0-05-6324
 
Other games
CHAR 71 Final
BUTL 67
NEB 47 Final
IND 76
DEP 78 Final
ND 82
SYR 58 Final
UCONN 66
MIAMI 74 Final
FSU 68
OKST 91 Final
TXTCH 67
UCF 71 Final
MEMP 93
UNC 68 Final
DUKE 73
NMEX 54 Final
FRESNO 48
SDSU 60 Final
CSU 66
ORE 65 Final
WASH 52