Scores

Final OT

UAB 61

(6-11, 1-3 C-USA)

Rice 60

(11-8, 2-2 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, January 18, 2012

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

1 2 OT T
UAB 20 31 1061
RICE 34 17 960

Top Performers

UAB: C. Moore 22 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

Rice: D. Ennis 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

UAB 61, Rice 60

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Robert Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and Alabama-Birmingham rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Rice 61-60 on Wednesday night.

Williams' game-winner came after Connor Frizelle's 3-pointer had given Rice a 60-58 lead with 8 seconds left. Frizelle, who scored 17 points, had eight of the Owls' nine points in overtime.

Cameron Moore led UAB (6-11, 1/3 Conference USA) with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Preston Purifoy added 18 points for the Blazers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Dylan Ennis scored 13 points for the Owls (11-8, 2-2), including a layup with 36 seconds left in regulation that tied the game at 51 and forced overtime.

Rice led 39-22 early in the second half and was still ahead 47-37 with 9:15 left in the game. But the Blazers scored 11 straight points to take the lead and were ahead 51-49 before Ennis' game-tying shot.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
RICE
Points 61 60
FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 21-55 (.382)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 10-21 (.476)
FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 8-12 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 17

2011-12 Season

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