CONFERENCES COACHING CHANGES TRANSACTIONS GAMING MATCHUP CURRENT ODDS
(Saturday, February 23)
Final Score: UCF 83, Tulsa 75
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Isaiah Sykes finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the UCF Knights to an 83-75 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a Conference USA matchup at UCF Arena.
Tristan Spurlock added 19 points on 4-of-7 shooting from behind the arc for UCF 8-5 C-USA) while Keith Clanton had 15 points and four steals. Matt Williams chipped in 10 points off the bench.
Pat Swilling, Jr. led the way for Tulsa (14-13, 6-7) with 19 points after hitting 5-of-9 attempts from long range. Shaquille Harrison had 14 points before fouling out and James Woodard netted 10 points.
Tulsa shot 46.4 percent from the floor in the first half and outrebounded UCF, 15-11. The Golden Hurricane bench provided a spark late in the period with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Tulsa led 36-35 at halftime.
The home team responded from the halftime deficit and led 60-47 midway through the second half after a 14-4 run that included two Spurlock triples. Tulsa battled back to within four on D'Andre Wright free throws late but that is as close as it would get.
Despite the loss, Tulsa's reserves outscored their counterparts, 33-18.
02/23 18:42:31 ET