SMU vs UAB

UAB 74, SMU 69

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rod Rucker collected his 10th double-double of the season as Alabama-Birmingham won its fourth straight, defeating Southern Methodist 74-69 Saturday.

Rucker had 21 points and 11 rebounds, including a key layup late. SMU's Nick Russell hit a jumper with 1:48 remaining to pull the Mustangs within 68-67, but Rucker answered with a layup, then he and Jordan Swing combined for four free throws to lock up the win.

The Blazers (15-14, 7-7 Conference USA) trailed 63-61 with 5:48 left when Fahro Alihodzic's layup sparked a 6-0 run for a 67-63 edge.

Ryan Manuel led the Mustangs (14-15, 4-10) with 15 points.

UAB had held opponents under 40 percent shooting in five of its past six halves, but SMU shot 57.7 percent (30 of 52). The Mustangs made just 2 of 9 3-pointers, though, and were dominated 35-25 on rebounds - the Blazers have edged six straight opponents on the glass.

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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (14-15)333669
UAB (15-14) «274774

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SMU Mustangs
S. Williams, F356-90-151113
C. Cunningham, C386-110-055312
N. Russell, G396-122-235114
R. Manuel, G356-83-341515
J. Jones, G234-60-02158
B. Bernardi202-52-31037
L. Giles60-10-00000
U. Ofoegbu40-00-01030
J. Dickerson00-00-00000
Totals 30-527-925132169
 57.7%77.8% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F397-167-9114221
J. Swing, F263-85-733211
R. Williams, G354-51-360211
Q. Taylor, G293-70-00349
P. Purifoy, G240-32-25102
F. Alihodzic307-114-560218
T. Jones170-52-22112
Totals 24-5521-2835121374
 43.6%75% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati5-016-223
Houston5-215-458
Wichita St.5-215-428
Memphis4-213-683
SMU3-313-656
Tulane3-312-699
UCF3-312-659
UConn3-310-993
Tulsa3-410-9130
Temple2-510-951
E. Carolina2-58-10297
So. Florida0-67-12302

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.6-014-533
Old Dominion6-115-498
Middle Tenn.5-113-535
Marshall4-213-6119
UAB4-213-6157
North Texas3-310-9193
So. Miss3-410-10210
FAU3-49-10209
UT-San Antonio2-49-10282
FIU2-48-11287
UTEP2-47-11318
La. Tech2-511-9139
Charlotte1-55-12300
Rice1-54-15326
 
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FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUTL 52 Final
VCU 84
MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
TEXAS 65 Final
OKST 78
WYO 42 Final
NMEX 53
PORT 52 Final
GONZ 81
MIAMI 76 Final
DUKE 79
KSU 64 Final
BAYL 61
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
SJST 61 Final
LT 88
RUT 51 Final
GTOWN 64
ARIZ 69 Final
UCLA 74