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UAB takes down Georgia Southern, 65-61

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Rod Rucker scored 16 points in UAB's win over Georgia Southern Wednesday night. (abc3340.com) Rod Rucker scored 16 points in UAB's win over Georgia Southern Wednesday night. (abc3340.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Terence Jones scored 19 points and Rod Rucker 16 to lead UAB to a 65-61 victory over Georgia Southern in a nonconference game Wednesday night.

Jones surpassed the 1,000-point milestone for his career.Fahro Alihodzic chipped in 12 points for the Blazers (8-6).

C.J. Reed scored 22 points for Georgia Southern (6-7), Tre Bussey had 17 and Eric Ferguson contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Eagles committed 23 turnovers, and Georgia Southern was 5 of 6 from the foul line to UAB's 16 of 21.Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, with the Blazers ahead 25-22 at the break.

Jordan Swing made a 3-pointer 2:10 into the second half to give UAB a 30-22 advantage. Bussey's layup closed it to 34-31 with 13:14 left, but Rucker made a layup for a 59-52 advantage at 1:15 to seal the win.