UCF vs UAB

UCF 74, UAB 70

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Isaiah Sykes scored 21 points, posted a double-double and hit two late, key free throws as Central Florida held off Alabama-Birmingham 74-70 Wednesday night in Conference USA action.

The Knights (20-10, 9-6), who beat UAB 64-48 on Jan. 9, faced a tougher foe this time. The Blazers (15-15, 7-8) led by 13 points before leading 36-35 at halftime.

Central Florida led 62-49 midway through the second half on a layup by Kasey Wilson (15 points). But UAB rallied behind Fahro Alihodzic (15 points), Rod Rucker (16) and Jordan Swing (10).

With 2:20 remaining, Alihodzic made the first of two free throws to cut Central Florida's lead to 69-68. Keith Clanton's layup made it 71-68 at the 1:42 mark. After Sykes' two foul shots at 0:17, UCF held on. Sykes finished with 11 rebounds.

Calvin Newell was vital for UCF with 18 points, and Wilson hit four 3-pointers.

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UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F352-42-47046
K. Wilson, F284-73-590215
S. Blair, F121-10-00032
I. Sykes, G376-137-11115321
C. Newell, G365-115-613118
M. Williams283-60-02129
D. Walker241-70-01303
D. Karell00-00-00000
Totals 22-4917-2636121574
 44.9%65.4% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F387-232-2134516
J. Swing, F344-112-272210
A. Scotland-Williamson, F51-11-11023
T. Jones, G253-70-04518
K. Moton, G40-00-00000
F. Alihodzic315-105-651215
Q. Taylor260-20-02520
R. Williams203-51-12049
P. Purifoy172-63-40029
Totals 25-6514-1638172070
 38.5%87.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU15-327-712
Tulsa14-423-1145
Temple13-526-1134
Cincinnati13-523-1137
UConn10-820-1577
Memphis10-818-1483
Tulane6-1215-16214
E. Carolina6-1214-19220
UCF5-1312-18256
Houston4-1413-19239
So. Florida3-159-23273

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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SYR 78
MICH 80 Final
PUR 75
OKST 76 Final
IAST 87
GTOWN 57 Final
NOVA 67
VAN 40 Final
FLA 66
RICH 82 Final
VCU 93
STL 66 Final
XAV 77
GT 71 Final
UM 69
UCLA 61 Final
WSU 73
NMEX 75 Final
NEV 62