Rutgers 65

(10-18, 4-11 American)

UCF 67

(11-15, 3-12 American)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2014

    CFE Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    RUTG 35 3065
    UCF 26 4167

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: M. Mack 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF: T. Spurlock 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Spurlock rallies UCF past Rutgers 67-65

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tristan Spurlock scored 23 points and Isaiah Sykes added 14 to help Central Florida rally from a 15-point deficit in the second half and defeat Rutgers 67-65 Wednesday.

    Kasey Wilson added 11 for the Knights (11-15, 3-12 American Conference), who outscored Rutgers 9-2 in the last 2:38 of the game to win for only the second time in their last 13 games.

    Myles Mack led Rutgers (10-18, 4-11) with 19. Junior Etou scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and Kadeem Jack added 12 points with 10 rebounds.

    Rutgers led 35-26 at the half and held UCF without a field goal during a six-minute stretch in the middle of the second half to push the lead to 54-39 on a follow shot from Greg Lewis with 9:28 left in the game.

    UCF responded with an 11-0 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from Spurlock. His last bomb cut the deficit to 54-50 with six minutes left.

    The Knights pulled within 63-62 when Sykes converted a fastbreak layup, but missed the free throw attempt that would have made it a 3-point play and tied the game. He made up for it on the next possession, driving right through the middle of the Rutgers' defense for a layup that put UCF ahead 64-63 with 41 seconds to play.

    Calvin Newell added two free throws and Spurlock had one more to make it 67-63 with nine seconds to go.

    Etou made a meaningless layup in the final second.

    The Knights were out-rebounded 44-32 and only shot 38.9 percent but scored 19 points from the foul line on 30 attempts while Rutgers was just 5 of 10. However, the Scarlet Knights also had 18 turnovers and had three players foul out.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 67
    FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 21-54 (.389)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 19-30 (.633)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

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