UAB vs UCF

UCF 64, UAB 54

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Keith Clanton scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures for Central Florida in a 64-54 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday night in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.

The Knights (22-9) advance to the semifinal round of the tournament and will face top seed and regular-season conference champion Memphis on Friday. UCF split the season series against the Tigers.

Marcus Jordan and A.J. Rompza added 12 points apiece for the Knights, while Isaiah Sykes chipped in 10.

The Knights, fresh off a win over against UAB in the regular-season finale that clinched the season sweep, took control early for the same result in this postseason meeting. Jordan put in a layup and knocked down a 3 to help fuel an 11-4 Knights run that turned a one-point deficit into a six-point lead and UCF led the rest of the way.

Ovie Soko had 18 points for UAB (15-16).

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Scoreboard
UAB (15-16)292554
UCF (22-9) «362864
UAB:O. Soko 18 Pts
UAB:O. Soko 11 Reb
UAB:P. Purifoy 3 Ast
UCF:K. Clanton 14 Pts
UCF:K. Clanton 7 Reb
UCF:A. Rompza 6 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
UABUCF
UAB
Ovie Soko
UCF
Keith Clanton
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
181111473
UAB Blazers
O. Soko, F388-172-4111318
C. Moore, F350-86-88246
P. Purifoy, G354-123-413414
J. Swing, F332-93-65148
R. Williams, G252-50-04126
J. Tyler, G201-50-04242
K. Whitaker, G120-20-00000
B. Hamga, C20-00-00000
A. Scotland-Williamson, F10-00-00000
Q. Taylor, GDid Not Play
H. Harrison, FDid Not Play
Totals 17-5814-2233102154
 29.3%63.6% 
UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F365-103-573314
A. Rompza, G353-44-446012
M. Jordan, G354-102-323312
J. Crittle, F-C244-60-02038
T. Spurlock, F200-12-26122
I. Sykes, G-F295-80-260310
P. Gaynor, F172-52-24016
K. Wilson, F40-20-00010
B. Horodyski, GDid Not Play
R. Days, G-FDid Not Play
W. Martin, FDid Not Play
Totals 23-4613-1831131664
 50.0%72.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.15-125-432
La. Tech13-421-9120
Old Dominion11-518-10130
UTEP11-513-15255
Rice10-620-9180
Marshall9-716-13129
UAB8-815-14178
Western Ky.7-913-16224
UT-San Antonio7-912-17281
Charlotte6-1012-15233
FAU6-1010-17296
So. Miss6-119-20336
North Texas2-148-20330
FIU2-146-23343

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU15-125-418
Cincinnati14-225-413
Houston11-520-857
UCF10-719-1092
UConn9-714-14103
Memphis8-818-11106
Tulsa8-814-14120
Temple6-1115-15113
E. Carolina5-1113-16227
Tulane2-145-23282
So. Florida1-157-20299
 
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