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. A&T0-05-4137
Beth.-Cook.0-04-5323
Morgan St.0-04-6153
Hampton0-04-7299
N.C. Central0-04-7315
Md.-E. Shore0-03-8221
Savannah St.0-03-8225
Delaware St.0-02-9348
S.C. State0-02-9328
Florida A&M0-01-10238
Howard0-01-10333
Norfolk St.0-00-9298
Coppin St.0-00-10313

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Houston0-08-183
Wichita St.0-08-114
Cincinnati0-07-2123
Memphis0-06-2170
Temple0-06-211
SMU0-07-375
Tulane0-07-380
UConn0-07-3112
UCF0-06-342
E. Carolina0-05-4332
Tulsa0-05-4174
So. Florida0-04-5303
 
Other games
JU 59 Final
IND 93
BAYL 87 Final
GONZ 94
MIZZ 94 Final
UCLA 97