UCF vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 78, UCF 74

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jonathan Mills scored 18 points to lead Southern Miss to a 78-74 win over Central Florida on Saturday night.

Mills, who went 12 of 13 from the foul line, scored nine straight points for the Golden Eagles (21-4, 8-2 Conference USA) during a pivotal 14-6 second-half run. The spurt helped Southern Miss recover from a 52-51 deficit after Central Florida took its first lead.

Central Florida (18-7, 7-4) pulled within two points with 47 seconds left, but the Golden Eagles made 10 of their 12 free throws in the final 1:27 to put the game out of reach.

LaShay Page and Neil Watson each scored 15 points for Southern Miss. Torye Pelham had 12 points, and Watson also had eight assists.

Central Florida's Isaiah Sykes had a game-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting.

The Golden Eagles has at least preserved a tie for first place with Memphis with the win.

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Scoreboard
UCF (18-7)274774
Southern Miss (21-4) «374178

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UCF Knights
I. Sykes, F3711-144-8101427
K. Clanton, F343-70-03156
J. Crittle, C201-12-23134
M. Jordan, G364-124-812112
A. Rompza, G294-80-01129
T. Spurlock283-80-02247
K. Wilson123-52-43039
P. Gaynor40-00-01020
Totals 29-5512-222882474
 52.7%54.5% 
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
J. Mills, F243-712-1380518
M. Bolden, F204-100-24018
L. Page, G405-102-270315
A. Johnson, G393-81-21337
C. Jenkins, G40-00-00000
N. Watson372-911-1278215
T. Pelham215-52-440312
D. Dodson151-21-21033
Totals 23-5129-3735112078
 45.1%78.4% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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