Scores

Final

UCF 54

(4-2, 0-2 away)

Florida Atl 59

(3-2, 2-0 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 13, 2005

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    UCF 17 3754
    FAU 27 3259

    Top Performers

    UCF: J. Peppers 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Atlantic: R. Webb 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Fla Atlantic 59, Central Florida 54

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Rodney Webb had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as Florida Atlantic beat Central Florida 59-54 Tuesday.

    Florida Atlantic started off strong and pulled ahead with a 14-0 run at the start of the game.

    The Owls (3-2) have now won three straight games after knocking off the Golden Knights, who won the last two Atlantic Sun Conference titles before moving into Conference USA this season.

    Florida Atlantic held a double-digit lead through most of the game before faltering and having to fight off the Golden Knights (4-2), who pulled within one point three times in the final 2:45.

    DeAndre Rice came into the game averaging 23.3 points but was 0-for-8 until 2:11 left in the game. That is when he made a basket to give Florida Atlantic a 53-51 lead. After the Knights came within one at 55-54, Rice hit another basket with 22 seconds left that gave the Owls the cushion they needed.

    Florida Atlantic's zone defense held Central Florida to 17 points in the first half. Josh Peppers led the second-half comeback for the Knights, scoring 17 of his 24 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCF
    FAU
    Points 54 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

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