UAB (16-16) Goes Up against Southern Miss (23-8) in Conference USA Tournament

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Conference USA Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  UAB 26 40 66 +5.5
  Southern Miss 40 41 81 -5.5
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 01:00 PM CDT

Bank of Oklahoma Center
Tulsa, OK
TV: CBSSN

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UAB takes on Southern Miss in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament at Bank of Oklahoma Center on Thursday. It gets started at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Blazers fell to the Golden Eagles 79-75 on Feb. 2 and are 7-5 against them over the last four years.

The Blazers got past Southern Methodist 53-52 on Mar. 13 with the help of 17 points and nine rebounds from Jordan Swing. He is averaging 14.2 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.3 steals per game. For the Golden Eagles, Dwayne Davis put up 34 points in the 70-62 win over UCF on Mar. 9. His 15.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. From a tempo-free perspective, Southern Miss is strong in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 40.8 and effective field goal percentage at 54.2.

StatSmack! UAB is better than Southern Miss
  • AP voters think more highly of UAB and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Southern Miss (10 vs. two).
  • Over the past 10 years, UAB has had more players drafted by the NBA than Southern Miss (two vs. zero).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? UAB currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (927 to 922) than Southern Miss, per the NCAA.
  • UAB is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on UAB is 76.5 inches compared to 75.4 inches for Southern Miss.
UAB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rod Rucker 0 14 8 2 1 1 3
B Jordan Swing 30 14 6 3 1 0 2
C Fahro Alihodzic 25 10 5 1 1 1 1
C Robert Williams 27 9 6 1 1 0 2
C Terence Jones 26 8 2 4 1 0 3
C Preston Purifoy 22 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Jekore Tyler 13 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Quincy Taylor 21 4 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Isiah Jones 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Karl Moton 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D A. Scotland-Williamson 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Terence Jones 22 13 1 5 0 0 2
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwayne Davis 29 15 5 3 1 0 3
B- Jonathan Mills 28 9 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Neil Watson 32 10 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jerrold Brooks 30 11 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Michael Craig 20 9 5 2 2 0 2
C D. Boardingham 20 8 4 0 1 1 1
C- Rashard McGill 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Norville Carey 12 5 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Cedric Jenkins 14 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deon Edwin 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jamie Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ C. Robbins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Conference USA Standings

OverallConf
1 Southern Miss 29-7 13-3
1 Louisiana Tech 29-8 13-3
1 MTSU 24-9 13-3
1 Tulsa 21-13 13-3
5 Texas-El Paso 23-11 12-4
6 Old Dominion 18-18 9-7
7 Tulane 17-17 8-8
 8UAB 18-13 7-9
8 Charlotte 17-14 7-9
8 FIU 15-16 7-9
11 North Texas 16-16 6-10
12 East Carolina 17-17 5-11
12 FAU 10-22 5-11
14 Marshall 11-22 4-12
14 UTSA 8-22 4-12
16 Rice 7-23 2-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#15 Fahro Alihodzic Sr C 6-10 240
#2 Robert Brown Jr G 6-5 190
#13 Chad Frazier Jr G 6-4 190
#22 Tyler Madison Fr G 6-4 225
#21 Tosin Mehinti Fr F 6-9 213
#23 Karl Moton G 5-11 195
#24 Preston Purifoy Sr F 6-5 220
#11 Thaddeus Rideau Jr G 6-4 168
#42 Rod Rucker Sr F 6-5 220
#44 Jordan Swing Sr F 6-6 200
#25 C.J. Washington Jr F 6-8 219
#1 Denzell Watts Fr G 6-2 207
#12 K.C. Whitaker So G 6-6 185
#5 Robert Williams Sr G 6-4 210