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 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
VCU12-222-524
Dayton12-221-526
Rhode Island9-517-954
Richmond9-515-11102
George Mason8-618-9120
St. Bona.8-616-1096
La Salle8-614-11101
Davidson7-714-11105
Geo. Wash.6-814-13140
Fordham6-812-15194
Saint Louis4-109-18251
UMass3-1113-14185
Saint Josephs3-1110-16166
Duquesne3-1110-17221

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SMU14-124-418
Cincinnati13-124-314
Houston9-518-862
UConn9-514-12111
Memphis8-618-9109
UCF8-717-10107
Tulsa6-812-14119
Temple5-1014-1493
E. Carolina4-1012-15231
Tulane2-125-21270
So. Florida1-147-19295
 
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