BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- C.J. Washington scored a game-high 18 points and added 10 rebounds, leading three teammates into double-doubles as UAB staved off Rutgers 79-76 on Monday night.
Rucker added 15 points and 12 boards for the Blazers. Alihodzic added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Chad Frazier contributed 14 points. UAB outrebounded Rutgers 54-27.
Myles Mack and J.J. Moore scored 12 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights -- Mack with nine assists. Mack hit a 3-pointer to get Rutgers (1-1) ahead early, and the Knights led 37-31 at the half. UAB clawed back into a tie at 56-56 on an Alihodzic jumper with 10:40 to play, and the game was tight until his jumper broke the tie at 69.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.
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