Southern Methodist vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Southern Methodist vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Southern Methodist 52
(15-17, 7-10 away)
UAB 53
(16-16, 12-5 home)
Venue: Bank of Oklahoma Center
4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Southern Methodist 23 29 52
UAB 32 21 53
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Methodist J Jones 13 J Jones 10 C Cunningham 3
UAB J Swing 17 J Swing 9 T Jones 4

On Wednesday, Mar. 13, Southern Methodist took on UAB and lost a close one to the Blazers 53-52 in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament. The Mustangs stay winless against UAB this season at 0-2. Jalen Jones picked up a double-double in the Mustangs loss including a team-high 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cannen Cunningham had 11 points and added four rebounds. For the Blazers, Jordan Swing got a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds. Southern Methodist (15-17) finished the regular season 11th in Conference USA with a 5-11 record in conference play.

Southern Methodist Game Notes

  • SMU beat the spread by one points. That makes the 13th time this season the Mustangs have beaten the spread.
  • The Mustangs have been unlucky seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Southern Methodist is 24-37 in close games.
  • Southern Methodist has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-4) after recording 52 or fewer total points.
  • The Mustangs set a season high for steals (13).
  • The last time SMU recorded at least 13 steals was Feb 16, 2011 against Houston.
  • SMU set season lows for field goals made (14) and field goal percentage (28.6).
  • The Mustangs have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past five games.
  • Southern Methodist has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • The top two scorers (Jalen Jones and Cannen Cunningham) accounted for 46.1 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jalen Jones and Ryan Manuel) accounted for 45.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jalen Jones has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 16 times in 32 games this season.
  • Nick Russell had a career high with four steals.
  • Cannen Cunningham has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Jalen Jones recorded the 10th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the 10th foul out of the season for Jalen Jones.
  • Jalen Jones recorded a double-double. It was the ninth of his career.

UAB Game Notes

  • The Blazers won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UAB is 39-25 in close games.
  • Jordan Swing accounted for 32.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jordan Swing and Rod Rucker) accounted for 45.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jordan Swing has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding seven times in 32 games this season.
  • Rod Rucker has six straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Rod Rucker.
  • Jordan Swing has seven straight double-digit point games.
SMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJalen Jones3213101120
AC. Cunningham381143211
B-Shawn Williams37761122
B-Nick Russell39823404
C+Brian Bernardi20830203
CRyan Manuel27571305
-Uche Ofoegbu6020000
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJordan Swing341790314
BRod Rucker351173105
B-Preston Purifoy23550200
B-Quincy Taylor24732302
C+Fahro Alihodzic30430300
CRobert Williams27541213
CTerence Jones24424003
-A. Scotland-Williamson3000000

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