BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Preston Purifoy and Jordan Swing scored 19 points each to lead Alabama-Birmingham to an 80-57 victory over Rice in a Conference USA game on Saturday.
Fahro Alihodzic scored 10 points, and Swing contributed 10 rebounds and made 8 of 11 from the field while Purifoy was 7 of 8 for the Blazers (12-14, 4-7), who lost to East Carolina 74-71 on Thursday.
UAB leads the series against Rice 9-0.
Tamir Jackson scored 21 points and Julian DeBose had 10 for the Owls (5-20, 1-10), who have lost five in a row and seven of their past eight.
The Blazers shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60) and made 45.8 percent of their 3-pointers (11 of 24). The Owls shot 36.4 percent (20 of 55) and 16.7 percent (3 of 18).
The second half with a 12-3 run for a 46-28 advantage with 15:15 left and cruised from there.
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