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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O. Outerbridge, F323-112-210138
J. Holton, F234-70-05159
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T. Buchanan, G322-43-44217
A. Malone, G241-110-01232
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L. Shengelia80-10-02010
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J. Crittle, C182-42-31046
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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
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