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

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UCF vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UCF 74
(20-10, 5-5 away)
UAB 70
(15-15, 11-5 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UCF 35 39 74
UAB 36 34 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UCF I Sykes 21 I Sykes 11 I Sykes 5
UAB R Rucker 16 R Rucker 13 Q Taylor 5

UAB lost in front of the home crowd against UCF 74-70 in conference play on a night when they were outscored 39-18 by the Knights from beyond the three-point line. The Blazers are now 0-2 against UCF this season. Rod Rucker secured a double-double in the Blazers loss including a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl). Fahro Alihodzic had 15 points and added five rebounds. Isaiah Sykes registered a double-double for the Knights with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, Mar. 9 when UAB (15-15, 7-8 C-USA) goes to 25th-ranked Memphis (26-4, 15-0 C-USA).

UAB Game Notes

  • UAB started 15-15 during the 2011 and 2006 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Blazers have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UAB is 38-25 in close games.
  • UAB has lost 75 percent of the time this season (3-9) after recording 70 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 74 or more total points this season, UAB has lost 92 percent of the time (1-12).
  • The Blazers have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • This is the second loss of the season where the Blazers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--UAB has a 8.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 23.
  • The top two scorers (Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic) accounted for 44.2 percent of the points.
  • Rod Rucker accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Rod Rucker has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 20 times in 30 games this season.
  • Rod Rucker recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rod Rucker has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Rod Rucker.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a double-double. It was the 11th of his career.
  • Jordan Swing has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Fahro Alihodzic had a career high with five offensive rebounds.

UCF Game Notes

  • The Knights won this one, but have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UCF is 24-26 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Isaiah Sykes and Calvin Newell Jr.) accounted for 52.7 percent of the points.
  • Isaiah Sykes accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Isaiah Sykes has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 11 times in 30 games this season.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Isaiah Sykes's career.
  • Isaiah Sykes has 14 straight double-digit point games.
  • Isaiah Sykes recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 12th of his career.
  • Isaiah Sykes set a career high with nine defensive rebounds.
  • Calvin Newell Jr. set a career high with four steals.
  • Kasey Wilson has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Kasey Wilson set a career high with eight defensive rebounds.
UCF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Sykes3721115005
AC. Newell Jr.361813402
AKasey Wilson281590011
BMatt Williams28921000
C+Keith Clanton35670114
CDaiquan Walker24313001
D+Staphon Blair12200110
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rod Rucker3816134311
B+Fahro Alihodzic311551000
B+Jordan Swing341072211
BTerence Jones25845112
B-Preston Purifoy17900100
CRobert Williams20920002
C-A. Scotland-Williamson5310000
D+Quincy Taylor26025104
-Karl Moton4000000

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