Southern Miss vs. UAB: Recap and Stats

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Southern Miss vs. UAB: Recap and Stats
Southern Miss 79
(18-4, 9-4 away)
UAB 75
(9-13, 8-4 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Southern Miss 41 38 79
UAB 33 42 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Miss N Watson 24 M Craig 9 N Watson 4
UAB J Swing 17 F Alihodzic 7 Q Taylor 5

UAB got beat at home by Southern Miss 79-75 in conference play on an evening when the Golden Eagles shot 64% from the floor. The Blazers remain winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-2 for the season. Robert Williams put up 14 points plus six rebounds in the loss. Fahro Alihodzic had 12 points and added seven rebounds. Neil Watson finished with a season-high 24 points (4 Ast 3 Reb) for the Golden Eagles, making 6 of 6 from three-point range. Next up for UAB (9-13, 1-6 C-USA) is Tulsa (12-10, 4-4 C-USA) on Wednesday, February 6th on the road.

UAB Game Notes

  • The last time UAB started the season 9-13 was 2011.
  • UAB beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Blazers have beaten the spread.
  • The Blazers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, UAB has lost 24 close games.
  • UAB has lost 83% of the time this season (1-5) after recording 23 or fewer field goals made.
  • UAB has lost 80% of the time this season (1-4) after committing 12 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 79 or more total points this season, UAB has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition records 30 or more field goals made this season, UAB has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • The Blazers set a season high for three-pointers.
  • UAB set a season low for rebounds.
  • UAB has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 9 games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--UAB has a 8.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Jordan Swing and Quincy Taylor) accounted for 42.6% of the points.
  • Fahro Alihodzic accounted for 31.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • Jordan Swing has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 22 games this season.
  • Fahro Alihodzic has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 22 games this season.
  • Quincy Taylor had a career high with 5 three-pointers.
  • Robert Williams had a career high with 5 offensive rebounds.
  • Jordan Swing has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Southern Miss Game Notes

  • Southern Miss won, but did not cover the spread.
  • Neil Watson accounted for 30.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Michael Craig and Jonathan Mills) accounted for 53.3% of the rebounds.
  • Michael Craig has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 3rd 20-point game of Neil Watson's career.
  • Neil Watson set career highs with a 100% field goal percentage, 6 three-pointers, and a 100% three-point percentage.
  • Jerrold Brooks has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jonathan Mills set a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.
  • Dwayne Davis has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Dwayne Davis.
USM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Neil Watson352434203
AMichael Craig271693013
AJerrold Brooks291632000
B-Dwayne Davis241042115
C+Jonathan Mills27570002
CD. Boardingham19800023
C-Cedric Jenkins13011201
DRashard McGill22020201
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Robert Williams301464200
AFahro Alihodzic341271202
BJordan Swing261711211
BQuincy Taylor341505004
B-Preston Purifoy271022111
CRod Rucker32731103
CTerence Jones14004101
-A. Scotland-Williamson3000000

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