Scores

Final

UAB 71

(8-7, 1-5 away)

Dayton 78

(10-4, 7-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

1 2 T
UAB 35 3671
DAY 44 3478

Top Performers

UAB: R. Rucker 20 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Stl

Dayton: J. Benson 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

Dayton 78, UAB 71

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio -- Josh Benson scored 20 points and Kevin Dillard recorded a double-double to lead Dayton to a 78-71 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night.

Dillard finished with 14 points and 10 assists for the Flyers (10-4). Vee Stanford scored 19 points and Devin Oliver added 11 points before fouling out of the game.

Dayton had a 16-point lead with 10:33 left to play before the Blazers went on an 8-1 run, capped by Rod Rucker's free throws to trim Dayton's lead to 62-57 with 5:30 remaining.

A 3-pointer by Khari Price pushed the Flyers lead to 72-61 with 1:23 left. UAB cut the deficit to five points again with 38 seconds left, but the Blazers pulled no closer as Dillard made six free throws down the stretch to help Dayton pull away.

Rucker scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for UAB (8-7). Isiah Jones added 17 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
DAY
Points 71 78
FG Made-Attempted 26-65 (.400) 24-57 (.421)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 7-20 (.350)
FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 23-30 (.767)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2012-13 Season

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