UCF vs Houston

UCF 79, Houston 75

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HOUSTON (AP) - Isaiah Sykes scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists to lead UCF past Houston in overtime Saturday night 79-75.

Houston sprinted out of the gates, taking a 9-0 lead to begin the game sparked by Leon Gibson who scored the Cougars' first seven points. The Cougars were up 14-3 before UCF (12-5, 2-1 C-USA) answered back with a 20-7 run to tie it at 23 with 7:41 remaining in the half.

Sykes hit a pair of free throws for UCF with 1:27 to go in the game to tie it at 72. Neither team would score the rest of the half.

In overtime, a Calvin Newell lay-up gave the Knights a 74-72 lead with 2:54 to go and never trailed again. Keith Clanton had 19 points and pulled eight rebounds for UCF.

Five players were in double figures for Houston (12-4, 1-2). Danuel House had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

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UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F439-161-583219
I. Sykes, F428-136-694322
T. Spurlock, F352-82-49006
C. Newell, G367-130-021315
D. Walker, G190-10-00100
K. Wilson274-60-031111
M. Williams191-51-22214
S. Blair41-20-00022
Totals 32-6410-1734121279
 50%58.8% 
Houston Cougars
D. House, F415-134-4116215
T. Thomas, F375-151-1132311
L. Gibson, F203-65-640312
J. Young, G356-121-123014
J. Thompson, G211-20-00412
J. Stiggers244-80-010011
T. Womack240-10-00120
J. Richardson124-60-02038
M. McLean111-10-03012
Totals 29-6411-1238161575
 45.3%91.7% 
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E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231
 
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