Scores

Final

UL Monroe 69

(1-7, 0-2 Sun Belt)

UAB 76

(6-6, 5-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 20, 2012

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    ULM 31 3869
    UAB 37 3976

    Top Performers

    UL Monroe: J. James 6 Pts, 11 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Blk

    UAB: R. Rucker 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    UAB 76, Louisiana-Monroe 69

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rod Rucker had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over Louisiana-Monroe 76-69 Thursday night.

    Robert Williams and Preston Purifoy each scored 12 points, while Terence Jones and Jordan Swing added 11 apiece for UAB (6-6).

    UAB outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 38-34, grabbing 13 boards on the offensive end that led to 14 second-chance points. The Blazers dished out 18 assists, committing 12 turnovers, and made 16 of 20 free throws.

    UAB led 37-31 at halftime and pushed its lead to as much as 15, at 64-49, in the second half on Purifoy's layup.

    Trent Mackey led Louisiana-Monroe (1-7) with 17 points and Kyle Koszuta came off the bench to score 15, but the Warhawks never got any closer than six in the second half after leading for the opening 10 minutes of the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULM
    UAB
    Points 69 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-54 (.500) 26-63 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 16-20 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

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