Houston vs UCF

UCF 74, Houston 63


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Isaiah Sykes had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Keith Clanton added 18 points and 13 rebounds as Central Florida held on to beat Houston 74-63 Wednesday night.

The win extends the Knights (13-3, 3-0 Conference USA) winning streak to five games, a season-best.

The victory is also UCF's 15th straight at home, dating back to last season. They are 10-0 at UCF Arena this season.

The Cougars (9-7, 1-2) got 19 points form Alandise Harris and 12 from TaShawn Thomas, but lost their second straight game after having a season-best five-game win streak snapped last week at UTEP.

UCF coach Donnie Jones also served the final game of a three-game, school-imposed suspension Wednesday for his involvement in an NCAA investigation that revealed players and recruits received improper benefits.

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Houston Cougars
A. Harris, F368-142-460119
T. Thomas, F266-92-350114
D. Thibodeaux, G322-40-03335
J. Thompson, G281-30-02512
J. Simmons, G171-41-43343
J. Young272-72-26117
K. Van Slyke143-70-01047
L. Gibson112-42-22206
J. Jones90-00-00100
Totals 25-529-1534151563
UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F369-210-4135318
J. Crittle, C205-80-041310
M. Jordan, G374-153-300013
A. Rompza, G361-51-21504
I. Sykes, G369-143-7143321
T. Spurlock151-60-00122
P. Gaynor132-40-02034
K. Wilson71-20-03012
Totals 32-757-1644151574
American Athletic
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So. Florida3-1512-20
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