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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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E. Carolina2-710-12167
So. Florida2-95-19230
Tulane1-108-16250

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Middle Tenn.9-217-682
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UTEP5-613-11258
FIU5-611-13247
North Texas4-69-14320
Charlotte4-68-15211
So. Miss4-67-14294
Western Ky.4-712-12177
FAU4-76-18280
Rice3-78-15296
UT-San Antonio2-94-20341
 
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