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Final

UCF 84

(10-15, 2-12 AAC)

Houston 88

(13-14, 5-9 AAC)

    Coverage: ESPNN

    2:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    UCF 42 4284
    HOU 42 4688

    Top Performers

    UCF: I. Sykes 19 Pts, 13 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Houston: J. Stiggers 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Houston outlasts UCF 88-84

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Danuel House had 18 points, including 8 of 8 from the line, as Houston held on for an 88-84 win over Central Florida Saturday.

    Jherrod Stiggers added 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, and L.J. Rose chipped in 12 points and seven assists for Houston (13-14, 5-9 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak.

    Tristan Spurlock had 21 points, and Isaiah Sykes added 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the Knights (10-15, 2-12).

    Houston pushed its lead to seven with five minutes remaining, but the Knights answered with a quick 7-2 spurt to cut the lead to 74-72 on two Sykes free throws with 3:27 remaining.

    The Cougars responded with 3-pointers by Brandon Morris and House, and two free throws by Rose over a 2 1/2 minutes stretch, to bump the lead to 10 with 55 seconds remaining.

    UCF lost its 11th in 12 games despite shooting nearly 48 percent in the game and hitting on 8 of 17 beyond the arc.

    TaShawn Thomas had 11 points for the Cougars, who shot 58 percent on the game, including 10 of 16 on 3-pointers in the contest.

    Kasey Wilson and Justin McBride had 10 points apiece for UCF.

    The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with 13 ties and 10 lead changes.

    Houston shot just under 52 percent in the first half, including 4 of 7 from behind the arc, while UCF hit 48.5 percent and 5 of 9 on 3-pointers as the teams played to a 42-all tie.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCF
    HOU
    Points 84 88
    FG Made-Attempted 31-65 (.477) 28-48 (.583)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 10-16 (.625)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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