Scores

Final

UCF 74

(1-0, 1-0 away)

South Florida 56

(0-1, 0-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

1 2 T
UCF 40 3474
USF 24 3256

Top Performers

UCF: I. Sykes 26 Pts, 11 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

South Florida: J. Poland 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

UCF 74, South Florida 56

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Isaiah Sykes had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Central Florida past South Florida 74-56 on Saturday night in each team's season opener.

Keith Clanton, the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year, added 16 points and 16 rebounds for Central Florida, which has won 10 consecutive season openers.

South Florida got 22 points from Jawanza Poland.

The Bulls were coming off a strong season in which South Florida won 22 games and reached the third round of the NCAA tournament. It was the school's first appearance in the NCAA tourney since 1992.

UCF outrebounded the Bulls 45-26.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
USF
Points 74 56
FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 20-55 (.364)
3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 5-14 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 17-31 (.548) 11-17 (.647)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 21 1

2012-13 Season

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» Nov 10, 2012 UCF 74, @USF 56Recap
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