Scores

Final

Navy 63

(2-2, 0-1 away)

UAB 82

(2-1, 2-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 18, 2012

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    NAVY 25 3863
    UAB 45 3782

    Top Performers

    Navy: T. Dunbar 12 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UAB: R. Rucker 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    UAB 82, Navy 63

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic scored 16 points each to pace Alabama-Birmingham to an 82-63 nonconference victory over Navy on Sunday.

    Rucker also grabbed 13 rebounds for the Blazers (2-1), who outrebounded the Midshipmen 47-27.

    UAB never trailed and closed the first half with a 12-0 run over the final 4 minutes. Alihodzic scored 10 of his points in the first half, when the Blazers shot 52.9 percent (18 of 34) to Navy's 30.4 percent (7 of 23).

    UAB led 45-25 at halftime. Unlike last Wednesday, when they gave up 17 unanswered points in the second half of a 77-60 loss to Creighton, they never let the Midshipmen (2-2) get closer than 15 points the rest of the way.

    Jordan Swing and Preston Purifoy added 12 points each for UAB and Terence Jones had eight assists.

    Brandon Venturini scored 13 points and Tilman Dunbar 12 for Navy.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAVY
    UAB
    Points 63 82
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 33-66 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

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