Scores

Final

UAB 76

(14-14, 6-7 C-USA)

Tulane 71

(18-10, 6-7 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2013

Devlin FIeldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

1 2 T
UAB 34 4276
TULN 26 4571

Top Performers

UAB: J. Swing 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Tulane: R. Tarrant 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

UAB 76, Tulane 71

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Rod Rucker scored 26 points and Jordan Swing had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Alabama-Birmingham defeated Tulane 76-71 Wednesday night in a Conference USA game.

Swing also had nine assists for the Blazers (14-14, 6-7), who shot 58.5 percent from the field (31 of 53), including 66.7 percent (16 of 24) in the second half.

The Green Wave (18-10, 6-7), led by Ricky Tarrant's 25 points, shot just 33.8 percent (22 of 65) but was able to hang in by scoring 36 points off 18 UAB turnovers. Tulane committed just six turnovers, leading to six UAB points.

Three 3-pointers by Jordan Callahan and two by Jay Hook helped Tulane turn a 52-37 deficit into a 60-56 lead with 5:30 left. UAB answered with a jumper by Quincy Taylor and two 3-pointers by Swing for a 64-60 lead at the 3:41 mark and never trailed again.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
TULN
Points 76 71
FG Made-Attempted 31-53 (.585) 22-65 (.338)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 10-27 (.370)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 17-22 (.773)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 5

2012-13 Season

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