UAB vs. Tulane: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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UAB vs. Tulane: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UAB 76
(14-14, 4-10 away)
Tulane 71
(18-10, 14-3 home)
Venue: Fogelman Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UAB 34 42 76
Tulane 26 45 71
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UAB R Rucker 26 J Swing 10 J Swing 9
Tulane R Tarrant 25 J Davis 13 R Tarrant 6

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, UAB outshot Tulane 58.5 percent-33.8 percent and got a victory on the road against the Green Wave 76-71 in conference play. The Blazers got a double-double out of Jordan Swing with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Swing also put up 15 points from three-point range. Rod Rucker had a season-high 26 points and added six rebounds. Ricky Tarrant put up his third straight game with 25 points or more for the Green Wave, scoring a team-high 25 points (6 Ast 3 Reb) in 36 minutes. Ricky Tarrant got a team-high 25 points and six assists for the Green Wave. This makes three wins in a row for the Blazers. UAB (14-14, 6-7 C-USA) gets Southern Methodist (14-14, 4-9 C-USA) at home on Saturday, Mar. 2.

UAB Game Notes

  • The last time UAB started the season 14-14 was 2011.
  • The win over Tulane extended the UAB winning streak to three games.
  • UAB beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Blazers have beaten the spread.
  • The Blazers have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, UAB is 37-24 in close games.
  • The Blazers have won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) after recording 76 or more total points.
  • UAB has won every game this season (4-0) after holding an opponent to under 33.8 percent field goal percentage.
  • UAB has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) when opponents record 22 or fewer field goals made.
  • The Blazers set a season high for field goal percentage (58.5).
  • The last time UAB had a field goal percentage of 58.5 percent or higher was Feb 08, 2012 against Southern Miss.
  • The Blazers have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past five games.
  • UAB has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a team season high in points with 26 and field goals made with 13.
  • Jordan Swing tallied a team season high in assists with nine.
  • Rod Rucker accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jordan Swing and Robert Williams) accounted for 43.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Rod Rucker has led the team in scoring in 12 out of 28 games this season.
  • Jordan Swing has led the team in rebounding in six out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the sixth 20-point game of Jordan Swing's career.
  • Jordan Swing has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Swing recorded a double-double. It was the fourth of his career.
  • Jordan Swing had career highs with nine field goals made, five three-pointers, 10 defensive rebounds, and nine assists.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Rod Rucker's career.

Tulane Game Notes

  • The Green Wave have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Tulane is 25-29 in close games.
  • Ricky Tarrant accounted for 35.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Josh Davis accounted for 44.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Ricky Tarrant has led the team in scoring 13 times in 28 games this season.
  • Josh Davis has led the team in rebounding 25 times in 28 games this season.
  • Josh Davis recorded the 32nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This marks the 18th 20-point game of Ricky Tarrant's career.
  • Ricky Tarrant has three straight 20+ point games.
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jordan Swing4023109113
A+Rod Rucker352661111
APreston Purifoy18921221
BTerence Jones20355104
B-Quincy Taylor32464002
B-Fahro Alihodzic18930103
B-Robert Williams37284003
TUL PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Ricky Tarrant362536102
AJosh Davis366130320
BLouis Dabney9422100
BBen Cherry221201101
C+Jordan Callahan28922100
CJay Hook8610001
CKajon Mack18022100
CKendall Timmons30722002
DTrevante Drye13210000

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