ORLANDO, Fla. -- Keith Clanton had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and Central Florida defeated cold-shooting Alabama-Birmingham 64-48 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
The Knights (11-4), who will move to the Big East next season, snapped the Blazers' streak of hitting at least one 3-pointer a game since Dec. 18, 1996, a span of 538 games. UAB (8-8) went 0 for 23 from long range and was the first UCF opponent to go without a 3-pointer since 2005.
The Blazers shot only 26 percent (20 of 77) to post their lowest point total of the season.
The Knights led by 11 at the 3:29 mark and 31-23 at halftime, but the Blazers fought back, tying it at 31 with 15:52 left.
Rod Rucker's 17 points and 14 rebounds led UAB.
After a season that saw his shooting numbers slip, should Nigel Hayes return for his senior year at Wisconsin or take the gamble to put him name in this year's NBA draft?
Isaiah Taylor talks about his decision to declare for the NBA draft and what he will miss most about Texas.
Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster has received a one-year contract extension, the same day the school gave the men's coach a two-year extension.
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