Scores

Final

Charleston 63

(3-1, 1-0 away)

UCF 74

(3-1, 2-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 24, 2011

    1 2 T
    COFC 31 3263
    UCF 33 4174

    Top Performers

    College Of Charleston: A. Lawrence 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 10 Ast

    UCF: K. Clanton 28 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    UCF 74, Coll. of Charleston 63

    Associated Press

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Keith Clanton had 28 points, tying his career high, and 14 rebounds and Central Florida used a second-half surge to beat College of Charleston 74-63 on Thursday in the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

    Central Florida will face defending national champion Connecticut in the second round Friday. The fourth-ranked Huskies beat UNC Asheville 73-63 for their 16th straight victory.

    With the Central Florida (3-1) ahead 44-42, Andrew Lawrence hit two straight 3-pointers and Matt Sundberg knocked down one to give Charleston (3-1) a 51-44 lead with 11:06 left.

    Central Florida rallied to tie it for the ninth time, at 58-58 with 7:34 remaining, and the Knights then went on an 11-2 run, capped by Tristan Spurlock's dunk with 1:35 to go, to pull away.

    Marcus Jordan added 17 points and and six assists for Central Florida, and Isaiah Sykes had 10 points and nine rebounds. The Knights dominated the boards 44-25.

    Trent Wiedeman had 19 points for Charleston, coming off a 72-69 win at Clemson, and Lawrence had 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COFC
    UCF
    Points 63 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 13-27 (.481)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 11

    2011-12 Season

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