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, UAB escaped Southern Methodist 53-52 in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament. The Blazers remain unbeaten against Southern Methodist this season at 2-0. The Blazers got the win with a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds from Jordan Swing. Rod Rucker scored 11 points and added seven rebounds. Jalen Jones recorded a double-double for the Mustangs with a team-high 13 points and 10 rebounds. Southern Methodist (15-17) finished the regular season 11th in Conference USA with a 5-11 conference record.

UAB Game Notes

  • The Blazers have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, UAB is 39-25 in close games.
  • UAB has won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record nine or fewer assists.
  • This season UAB has won 71 percent of the time (5-2) when Jordan Swing has nine rebounds or more.
  • The Blazers set a season high for steals (14).
  • UAB set season lows for assists (10) and field goals made (17).
  • 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 7 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.

Southern Methodist Game Notes

  • The Mustangs have lost seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Southern Methodist is 24-37 in close 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 set 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.
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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