Memphis vs. UAB: Full Game Preview

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Memphis vs. UAB: Full Game Preview
Memphis
(11-3, 1-2 away)
UAB
(8-8, 7-1 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis J Jackson 14.0 D Stephens 6.3 J Jackson 4.5
UAB R Rucker 14.3 R Rucker 8.4 T Jones 5.0

In their last match-up, Joe Jackson finished with 15 points in the Tigers 67-54 victory over East Carolina on January 9th. He leads the team in points with 14.0 per game and assists with 4.5 per game. For the Blazers, Rod Rucker finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds in the 64-48 loss to UCF on January 9th. He contributes a team-leading 14.3 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steals per game.

UAB StatSmack

  • It must sting. Memphis has blown out UAB by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 2001.
  • The Memphis blocks leader (D.J. Stephens) has more blocks than the UAB blocks leader (Rod Rucker).
  • We win when it counts, too. Memphis has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than UAB (14 vs 3).
  • The Memphis steals leader (Chris Crawford) has more steals than the UAB steals leader (Quincy Taylor).
  • We just win. Memphis has more wins over the last 5 years than UAB (155 vs 114).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Memphis has a better overall record than UAB this season (9-3 vs 7-6).
  • Even computers respect Memphis more. We have a better RPI this season than UAB (RPI: #102 vs #124).
  • Memphis players are more experienced than UAB players (11,776 minutes played vs 11,045 minutes played).
  • D.J. Stephens is ranked 6th in C-USA in blocks.
  • AP voters think more highly of Memphis and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than UAB (106 vs 10).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Memphis has had more players drafted by the NBA than UAB (10 vs 2).
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 31 14 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Geron Johnson 25 10 4 2 2 1 3
C+ D.J. Stephens 20 6 6 1 1 2 1
C+ Shaq Goodwin 22 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 11 4 2 1 1 2
C+ Tarik Black 21 10 5 0 1 1 1
C Chris Crawford 28 6 3 3 2 0 2
C- Antonio Barton 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Ferrakohn Hall 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Stan Simpson 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Damien Wilson 4 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Anthony Cole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Trey Draper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
UAB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rod Rucker 32 14 8 2 1 1 3
B Jordan Swing 30 13 6 3 1 0 1
C Robert Williams 25 9 6 1 1 0 2
C Fahro Alihodzic 22 10 4 1 1 0 1
C Terence Jones 28 10 2 4 1 0 3
C Preston Purifoy 22 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Jekore Tyler 13 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Isiah Jones 14 4 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Quincy Taylor 17 2 2 2 1 0 1
D Karl Moton 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
D A. Scotland-Williamson 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Terence Jones 22 13 1 5 0 0 2
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