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Louisiana-Monroe vs UAB Wrap - UAB Wins 76-69

Rod Rucker scored 22 points leading UAB to a 76-69 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Bartow Arena on Thursday.

UAB won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 19.5-point spread.

Robert Williams had 12 points for UAB and Preston Purifoy chipped in with 12 points. Terence Jones had 6 assists for them, while Rod Rucker was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Louisiana-Monroe got a 17-point performance from Trent Mackey, who was supported by 15 points from Kyle Koszuta. Jayon James had 8 assists in a losing cause for Louisiana-Monroe, while Jayon James grabbed 11 rebounds.

UAB hit the break leading 37-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

UAB won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-34.