Howard vs UCF

UCF 62, Howard 45

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tristan Spurlock scored 15 points as Central Florida led wire-to-wire in a 62-45 win over Howard on Friday night.

Spurlock was 6 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 4 3-pointers, for the Knights (8-3) in the opening game of the UCF Holiday Tournament.

Isaiah Sykes added 12 points and Matt Williams 11 for UCF, which has won five of its past six games. Keith Clanton added 11 boards as the Knights outrebounded the Bison 37-30.

UCF, which came in ranked fifth nationally in field goal percentage at 51.1 percent (253 of 495), shot only 41.4 percent (24 of 58), but that was better than Howard's 38.3 percent (18 of 47). UCF shot 27.3 percent from beyond the arc (6 of 22), well below its 40.9-percent average (67 of 164).

Anton Dickerson scored nine points to lead the Bison (3-11), who have lost three in a row.

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Scoreboard
Howard (3-11)202545
UCF (8-3) «283462

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Howard Bison
M. Phillips, F313-70-26446
P. Okoroh, F273-60-05006
T. Boyomo, C241-12-45124
A. Dickerson, G224-80-00109
B. Ford, G151-60-03103
C. Thompson263-80-04226
S. Frazier231-43-41026
A. Leary190-20-01040
T. Lee122-50-05105
E. Okoro II10-00-00000
Totals 18-475-1030101445
 38.3%50% 
UCF Knights
K. Clanton, F364-90-011518
T. Spurlock, F306-81-240215
K. Wilson, F254-81-17029
I. Sykes, G334-124-475112
C. Newell, G291-72-21204
D. Walker201-60-01003
M. Williams144-60-011111
D. Karell50-00-20000
S. Blair40-10-01000
R. Days40-10-01000
Totals 24-588-113713762
 41.4%72.7% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350

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
 
Other games
JU 59 Final
IND 93
BAYL 87 Final
GONZ 94
MIZZ 94 Final
UCLA 97