Scores

Final

Rice 57

(5-20, 1-10 C-USA)

UAB 80

(12-14, 4-7 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 16, 2013

    Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    RICE 25 3257
    UAB 34 4680

    Top Performers

    Rice: T. Jackson 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UAB: J. Swing 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UAB 80, Rice 57

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Preston Purifoy and Jordan Swing scored 19 points each to lead Alabama-Birmingham to an 80-57 victory over Rice in a Conference USA game on Saturday.

    Fahro Alihodzic scored 10 points, and Swing contributed 10 rebounds and made 8 of 11 from the field while Purifoy was 7 of 8 for the Blazers (12-14, 4-7), who lost to East Carolina 74-71 on Thursday.

    UAB leads the series against Rice 9-0.

    Tamir Jackson scored 21 points and Julian DeBose had 10 for the Owls (5-20, 1-10), who have lost five in a row and seven of their past eight.

    The Blazers shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60) and made 45.8 percent of their 3-pointers (11 of 24). The Owls shot 36.4 percent (20 of 55) and 16.7 percent (3 of 18).

    The second half with a 12-3 run for a 46-28 advantage with 15:15 left and cruised from there.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    UAB
    Points 57 80
    FG Made-Attempted 20-55 (.364) 30-60 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 11-24 (.458)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 25

    2012-13 Season

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