UCF vs College of Charleston

UCF 74, Coll. of Charleston 63

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Keith Clanton had 28 points, tying his career high, and 14 rebounds and Central Florida used a second-half surge to beat College of Charleston 74-63 on Thursday in the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Central Florida will face defending national champion Connecticut in the second round Friday. The fourth-ranked Huskies beat UNC Asheville 73-63 for their 16th straight victory.

With the Central Florida (3-1) ahead 44-42, Andrew Lawrence hit two straight 3-pointers and Matt Sundberg knocked down one to give Charleston (3-1) a 51-44 lead with 11:06 left.

Central Florida rallied to tie it for the ninth time, at 58-58 with 7:34 remaining, and the Knights then went on an 11-2 run, capped by Tristan Spurlock's dunk with 1:35 to go, to pull away.

Marcus Jordan added 17 points and and six assists for Central Florida, and Isaiah Sykes had 10 points and nine rebounds. The Knights dominated the boards 44-25.

Trent Wiedeman had 19 points for Charleston, coming off a 72-69 win at Clemson, and Lawrence had 14.

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UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F3612-172-3142328
R. Days, F160-30-02120
D. McCombs, C110-21-20021
M. Jordan, G385-95-626217
I. Sykes, G323-104-1393210
P. Gaynor302-31-24215
T. Spurlock234-90-17119
J. Crittle112-30-03144
K. Wilson30-00-02010
Totals 28-5613-2744161874
 50%48.1% 
College of Charleston Cougars
T. Wiedeman, F357-125-650219
A. Wiggins, F331-60-35212
A. Baru, C131-30-01042
A. Lawrence, G374-92-2210414
J. Scott, G204-80-011210
A. Stitt241-32-20245
M. Sundberg241-64-45017
J. Carlton70-20-01010
N. Johnson72-20-11024
Totals 21-5113-1825152163
 41.2%72.2% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati5-015-218
SMU5-115-432
UCF4-113-487
Tulsa3-19-7130
Houston4-214-563
Memphis3-213-5119
UConn2-37-10144
Tulane1-44-13280
Temple1-510-953
E. Carolina1-59-10223
So. Florida0-56-10294

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga5-114-475
UNC-Green.5-114-5122
ETSU4-114-4118
Samford4-213-6136
Furman3-210-8156
Wofford2-37-11242
Mercer2-48-11182
Citadel2-59-11223
VMI1-44-12330
W. Carolina0-55-13232
 
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