Scores

Final

Rice 67

(4-14, 0-4 C-USA)

UCF 78

(13-5, 3-1 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, January 23, 2013

CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
RICE 32 3567
UCF 32 4678

Top Performers

Rice: T. Jackson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

UCF: I. Sykes 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

UCF 78, Rice 67

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Calvin Newell and Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points apiece as Central Florida capitalized on its advantage at the free-throw line to beat Rice 78-67 Wednesday night in Conference USA action.

Tied at 32 at intermission, the Knights (13-5, 3-1) made 21 of 26 free throws in the second half, compared to 8 of 14 for the Owls.

UCF came out of the break with a 16-7 run, capped by Tristan Spurlock's 3-pointer. After extending the lead to 12 points, the Knights saw Rice climb back to 56-54 with 7:52 left.

The Owls (4-14, 0-4) were still within three points with 5:15 remaining when UCF hit six straight free throws. After Tamir Jackson's three-point play closed the gap to 66-60, Sykes made a layup and Newell a 3-pointer.

Spurlock added 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for UCF, which has won four its last five.

Jackson's 15 points led Rice.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
UCF
Points 67 78
FG Made-Attempted 24-47 (.511) 21-49 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 9-23 (.391)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 27-35 (.771)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 12

2012-13 Season

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