NCAA Game Summary - Temple at UCF
(Saturday, January 4th)
Final Score: UCF 78, Temple 76
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Sykes registered a double-double with
23 points and 15 rebounds as the UCF Knights held off the Temple Owls for a
78-76 decision in an American Athletic Conference battle at CFE Arena.
Sykes also handed out six assists for UCF (9-4, 1-1 AAC), which also received
18 points and 10 boards from Eugene McCrory. Kasey Wilson scored 18 points and
Tristan Spurlock made an impact on the defensive end of the floor with three
blocks and two steals for the Knights.
Will Cummings led Temple (5-7, 0-2) with 31 points. Quenton DeCosey chipped in
14 points and Anthony Lee had 12.
The Knights took a 40-38 lead into the intermission after they connected on 50
percent of their field goal tries in the opening period. Temple trailed at the
break despite hitting on 4-of-8 attempts from beyond the arc in the first
The Owls shot 50 percent from the floor and attempted five more field goals in
the second stanza. UCF managed to hang on for the decision as it sank 11-of-18
shots at the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes of the contest.
The Knights dominated on the interior to outscore Temple, 48-42, in the paint
and earn a 41-27 edge in total rebounds.
01/04 18:41:08 ET
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