Isaiah Sykes and Keith Clanton added 14 points each for the Golden Knights (6-2), and Sykes contributed seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Old Dominion made more field goals (25-24) and 3-pointers (9-8) than Central Florida, but the Golden Knights outscored the Monarchs from the foul line 19-12.
The Monarchs took their only lead of the game at 51-50 on Dimitri Batten's free throws with 11:44 remaining, but Sykes' layup pushed the Eagles' advantage to 54-51, and ODU could never catch up.
Richard Ross' layup cut it to 71-69 with 23 seconds left, but Tristan Spurluck and Sykes made two free throws each to close out the game.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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