|Date of game: 11/11/2013
Recap: UAB vs. Rutgers
Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Washington registered a double- double with 18 points and 10 boards as the UAB Blazers edged the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 79-76, in a non-conference tilt at the Bartow Center.
Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic also posted double-doubles for UAB (2-0). Rucker netted 15 points, Alihodzic scored 14 and they grabbed 12 rebounds apiece. Chad Frazier added 14 points while Jordan Swing led the Blazers in assists with four helpers.
Myles Mack and J.J. Moore finished with 12 points apiece for Rutgers (1-1). Mack also dealt out nine assists while Wally Judge and Kadeem Jack contributed 11 points each. Judge led the Scarlet Knights on the glass with eight rebounds.
Rutgers held a 30-23 lead with 3:37 remaining in the opening half and took a 37-31 lead into the intermission. The Scarlet Knights converted all eight of their free-throw attempts in the first half while UAB went 0-of-8 from behind the 3-point line.
The Blazers shot 50 percent from the floor in the second period to overcome the halftime deficit. Rutgers made 42.9 percent of its field goal tries, but could watched its lead slip away as it sank only 11-of-18 attempts at the charity stripe in the second half. UAB created some distance on the scoreboard late in the contest until Craig Brown made a layup for the Scarlet Knights to make it a one possession game as time expired.
Thanks to the strong play by Washington, Rucker and Alihodzic, UAB held a 54-27 edge in the rebounding battle which led to a 26-10 advantage in second chance points.Game Notes