Mustangs Fall At UAB, 74-69

SMU Mustangs
SMU UAB
69 74
(14-15, 4-10) (15-14, 6-7)



1st 2nd F
 SMU 33 36 69
 UAB 27 47 74

SMU UAB
 Points 69 74
 FG Made-Att. 30-52 24-55
 FG Percentage 57.7% 43.6%
 3FG Made-Att. 2-9 5-18
 3FG Percentage 22.2% 27.8%
 FT Made-Att. 7-9 21-28
 FT Percentage 77.8% 75.0%
 Rebounds 25 35
 Assists 13 12
 Turnovers 16 12
 Blocks 2 0
 Steals 6 5

 Individual Leaders
 Stat  SMU  UAB
 Points  Manuel - 15  Rucker - 21
 Rebounds  Tied (2) - 5  Rucker - 11
 Assists  Tied (2) - 5  Rucker - 4
 Blocks  Cunningham - 2  0

 Up Next
 Who:  at Tulsa
 When:  Wednesday, Mar. 6 - 7 PM CT
 Where:  Tulsa, Okla.
 Radio:  KAAM 770 AM
 Live Stats:  SMU Gametracker
 Live Video:  Mustang All-Access
Schedule  |  Tickets

March 2, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Rod Rucker collected his 10th double-double of the season as Alabama-Birmingham won its fourth straight, defeating SMU 74-69 Saturday.

Rucker had 21 points and 11 rebounds, including a key layup late. SMU's Nick Russell hit a jumper with 1:48 remaining to pull the Mustangs within 68-67, but Rucker answered with a layup, then he and Jordan Swing combined for four free throws to lock up the win.

The Blazers (15-14, 7-7 Conference USA) trailed 63-61 with 5:48 left when Fahro Alihodzic's layup sparked a 6-0 run for a 67-63 edge.

Ryan Manuel led the Mustangs (14-15, 4-10) with 15 points.

UAB had held opponents under 40 percent shooting in five of its past six halves, but SMU shot 57.7 percent (30 of 52). The Mustangs made just 2 of 9 3-pointers, though, and were dominated 35-25 on rebounds -- the Blazers have edged six straight opponents on the glass.

SMU is back in action Wednesday, Mar. 6 when the Mustangs travel to Tulsa, Okla. to take on Tulsa. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT. Live video, live audio and live stats are available online at smumustangs.com.


SMU Postgame Notes - March 2, 2013
UAB 74, SMU 69
UAB (15-14, 7-7 C-USA), SMU (14-15, 4-10 C-USA)
Bartow Arena (8,500)
Birmingham, Ala.


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NEXT GAME:
SMU visits Tulsa - Wednesday, March 6 - 7 p.m. - Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355)
Audio: KAAM 770 AM
Video: SMUMustangs.com

NEXT HOME GAME:
SMU hosts UTEP - Saturday, March 9 - 2 p.m. - Curtis Culwell Center
Garland, Texas
Audio: KAAM 770 AM
TV: TWC SportsChannel

TEAM NOTES
- SMU shot 57.7% (30-52)
- Best shooting performance of 2012-13
- 3rd best shooting performance in a C-USA game in SMU history
- SMU all-time record vs. UAB - 2-8
- Larry Brown is:
   - 1667-1207 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
   - 191-76 in NCAA
   - 14-15 at SMU

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Brian Bernardi (#22 - G - 6-2 - Fr.)
- 7 points in 20 minutes

Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-10 - So.)
- 12 points - 13th game with 10+ points
- 5 rebounds
- 5 assists
- 2 blocks

Jalen Jones (#21 - G - 6-7 - So.)
- 8 points, 2 rebounds

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - So.)
- 15 points - 18th game with 10+ points
- 6-8 FGs
- 4 rebounds
- 3-3 FTs
- 152 FTMs in 2012-13
- 2nd most for a sophomore in SMU history, needs 1 FTM to pass Jeryl Sasser (1998-99) for 1st
- 10th all-time in a single season

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 14 points
- 15th straight game with 10+ points
- 10+ points in all but 4 games this season
- 5 assists
- 4 steals - ties career high
- 3 rebounds

Shawn Williams (#2 - F - 6-7 - Jr.)
- 13 points - 12th game with 10+ points
- 6-9 FGs
- 5 rebounds