Scores

Final OT

UCF 79

(12-5, 2-1 C-USA)

Houston 75

(12-5, 1-3 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

1 2 OT T
UCF 32 40 779
HOU 37 35 375

Top Performers

UCF: I. Sykes 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

Houston: D. House 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Blk

UCF 79, Houston 75

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Isaiah Sykes scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists to lead UCF past Houston in overtime Saturday night 79-75.

Houston sprinted out of the gates, taking a 9-0 lead to begin the game sparked by Leon Gibson who scored the Cougars' first seven points. The Cougars were up 14-3 before UCF (12-5, 2-1 C-USA) answered back with a 20-7 run to tie it at 23 with 7:41 remaining in the half.

Sykes hit a pair of free throws for UCF with 1:27 to go in the game to tie it at 72. Neither team would score the rest of the half.

In overtime, a Calvin Newell lay-up gave the Knights a 74-72 lead with 2:54 to go and never trailed again. Keith Clanton had 19 points and pulled eight rebounds for UCF.

Five players were in double figures for Houston (12-4, 1-2). Danuel House had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
HOU
Points 79 75
FG Made-Attempted 32-64 (.500) 29-64 (.453)
3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 11-12 (.917)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 5

2012-13 Season

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