Scores

Final

Rhode Island 54

(2-12, 0-6 away)

UCF 65

(10-3, 8-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2011

CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
URI 25 2954
UCF 31 3465

Top Performers

Rhode Island: M. Powell 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

UCF: K. Clanton 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

UCF 65, Rhode Island 54

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Isaiah Sykes scored 14 points as Central Florida held off Rhode Island for a 65-54 victory on Friday night.

The visiting Rams (2-12) closed to 57-51 on a Billy Baron 3-pointer with 4:01 remaining, but couldn't capitalize on three opportunities to make it a one-possession game.

Keith Clanton (13 points) drained a 3-pointer and Sykes scored five straight points to help the Knights (10-3) pull away for the UCF Holiday Classic title.

Marcus Jordan added 12 points for UCF, which won its 19th straight non-league home game.

UCF pulled away from a 20-all tie in the first half for a 29-22 lead on Josh Crittle's layup with 1:10 remaining. The Knights led 31-25 at halftime behind nine points from Tristan Sperlock and five each from Clanton and Sykes.

Mike Powell had 21 points for Rhode Island.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
UCF
Points 54 65
FG Made-Attempted 21-59 (.356) 22-49 (.449)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 15-22 (.682)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 15

2011-12 Season

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