Scores

Final

UAB 48

(8-8, 0-1 C-USA)

UCF 64

(11-4, 1-0 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
UAB 23 2548
UCF 31 3364

Top Performers

UAB: R. Rucker 17 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

UCF: K. Clanton 12 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

UCF 64, UAB 48

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Keith Clanton had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and Central Florida defeated cold-shooting Alabama-Birmingham 64-48 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

The Knights (11-4), who will move to the Big East next season, snapped the Blazers' streak of hitting at least one 3-pointer a game since Dec. 18, 1996, a span of 538 games. UAB (8-8) went 0 for 23 from long range and was the first UCF opponent to go without a 3-pointer since 2005.

The Blazers shot only 26 percent (20 of 77) to post their lowest point total of the season.

The Knights led by 11 at the 3:29 mark and 31-23 at halftime, but the Blazers fought back, tying it at 31 with 15:52 left.

Calvin Newell, who scored 14 points, and Tristan Spurlock hit back-to-back 3-pointers and UCF pulled away.

Rod Rucker's 17 points and 14 rebounds led UAB.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
UCF
Points 48 64
FG Made-Attempted 20-77 (.260) 22-52 (.423)
3P Made-Attempted 0-23 (.000) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 14-16 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 16

2012-13 Season

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