NEW ORLEANS -- Isaiah Sykes had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Central Florida overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Tulane 58-50 on Wednesday night.
Trailing 28-21 at halftime, UCF took a 32-31 lead on Wilson's layup at 15:02 and made it 42-36 on Wilson's jumper at 8:54. The lead reached 51-41 at 1:55 on a layup by Sykes, who has scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games.
Tulane committed 19 turnovers, and Central Florida beat Tulane 26-9 in points off turnovers.
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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.