New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Led by 20 points from Isaiah Sykes, the UCF
Knights held off the Tulane Green Wave, 58-50, in a Conference USA showdown at
Sykes also added nine rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and three steals
for UCF (15-5, 5-1 C-USA), which has won four straight games. Kasey Wilson
netted 12 points off the bench, while Keith Clanton tallied eight points, 10
rebounds, and three blocks for the visitors.
For Tulane (14-7, 2-4), Josh Davis recorded 18 points, nine boards, and six
blocks in the losing effort, while Ricky Tarrant scored 10 points.
Tulane took a 28-21 lead at intermission behind 41.4 percent shooting in the
first half. UCF shot a woeful 6-of-24 (.250) in the opening 20 minutes.
The tables were turned after the break, with UCF making 42.4 percent of its
field goal attempts and Tulane dipping to 28 percent shooting. The Knights
used a 17-5 run late in the second half to pull away.
UCF scored 26 points off of 19 Tulane turnovers.
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