Rhode Island vs UCF

UCF 65, Rhode Island 54

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Isaiah Sykes scored 14 points as Central Florida held off Rhode Island for a 65-54 victory on Friday night.

The visiting Rams (2-12) closed to 57-51 on a Billy Baron 3-pointer with 4:01 remaining, but couldn't capitalize on three opportunities to make it a one-possession game.

Keith Clanton (13 points) drained a 3-pointer and Sykes scored five straight points to help the Knights (10-3) pull away for the UCF Holiday Classic title.

Marcus Jordan added 12 points for UCF, which won its 19th straight non-league home game.

UCF pulled away from a 20-all tie in the first half for a 29-22 lead on Josh Crittle's layup with 1:10 remaining. The Knights led 31-25 at halftime behind nine points from Tristan Sperlock and five each from Clanton and Sykes.

Mike Powell had 21 points for Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island (2-12)252954
UCF (10-3) «313465

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Rhode Island Rams
O. Outerbridge, F323-112-210138
J. Holton, F234-70-05159
M. Powell, G388-152-243121
T. Buchanan, G322-43-44217
A. Malone, G241-110-01232
B. Baron262-90-05045
D. McKoy171-10-02012
L. Shengelia80-10-02010
Totals 21-597-83891954
 35.6%87.5% 
UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F294-93-483113
J. Crittle, C182-42-31046
M. Jordan, G354-113-551012
A. Rompza, G303-90-03627
I. Sykes, G264-66-851314
T. Spurlock223-61-24109
P. Gaynor111-20-02012
J. Jordan100-00-01200
D. McCombs80-10-00010
R. Days70-00-00000
K. Wilson31-10-00002
W. Martin10-00-00000
B. Horodyski00-00-00000
Totals 22-4915-2232141265
 44.9%68.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton15-324-830
VCU14-426-922
Rhode Island13-525-1031
Richmond13-522-1380
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Davidson8-1017-1589
Fordham7-1113-19215
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
UMass4-1415-18193
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Duquesne3-1510-22266

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
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