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Rice vs UCF

UCF 78, Rice 67

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Calvin Newell and Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points apiece as Central Florida capitalized on its advantage at the free-throw line to beat Rice 78-67 Wednesday night in Conference USA action.

Tied at 32 at intermission, the Knights (13-5, 3-1) made 21 of 26 free throws in the second half, compared to 8 of 14 for the Owls.

UCF came out of the break with a 16-7 run, capped by Tristan Spurlock's 3-pointer. After extending the lead to 12 points, the Knights saw Rice climb back to 56-54 with 7:52 left.

The Owls (4-14, 0-4) were still within three points with 5:15 remaining when UCF hit six straight free throws. After Tamir Jackson's three-point play closed the gap to 66-60, Sykes made a layup and Newell a 3-pointer.

Spurlock added 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for UCF, which has won four its last five.

Jackson's 15 points led Rice.

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Rice Owls
S. Gearhart, F242-40-01356
T. Jackson, G387-121-153315
M. Guercy, G353-72-436410
A. Ramljak, G355-90-010414
J. DeBose, G285-73-311414
K. Washington191-50-20003
B. Firozgary111-13-43035
R. Wilson60-20-21010
D. Peera40-00-00100
Totals 24-479-1621142467
 51.1%56.3% 
UCF Knights
T. Spurlock, F345-123-3121314
K. Clanton, F320-33-710543
I. Sykes, G377-139-1052224
C. Newell, G366-127-821224
D. Walker, G231-21-22114
K. Wilson251-24-53136
M. Williams121-50-01223
R. Days10-00-00000
Totals 21-4927-3538131778
 42.9%77.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-09-116
La. Tech0-08-3224
FAU0-05-3146
Charlotte0-06-442
UTEP0-06-445
North Texas0-05-4216
So. Miss0-05-4313
Western Ky.0-05-4135
FIU0-06-5124
Middle Tenn.0-06-5179
UT-San Antonio0-04-4306
Marshall0-04-6245
UAB0-04-7297
Rice0-03-6349

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulane0-09-1157
Cincinnati0-07-266
Houston0-05-2194
SMU0-07-381
Temple0-07-458
UCF0-06-4238
Memphis0-05-4136
Tulsa0-06-587
E. Carolina0-05-5253
So. Florida0-05-5182
Connecticut0-04-479
 
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