Davis split two UCF defenders and laid the ball in just before the shot clock ran out for a 65-61 lead with a minute to go and added two free throws with 34 seconds remaining for a six-point lead.
The Cougars (17-5, 7-3 American) led the whole way and were up 10 with 15:21 remaining before the Knights (14-8, 5-5) got within two, the final time at 63-61 on B.J. Taylor's bucket with 2:13 left.
A.J. Davis had 13 points and 10 rebounds with Taylor adding 15 points and Ceasar DeJesus and Davon Griffin 10 points each for UCF.
• Following Saturday’s game, Houston returns to the friendly confines of H&PE Arena to start a three-game homestand when it plays host to SMU at 8 p.m., Thursday... Game will be shown on ESPN2 and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• From there, homestand continues at 5 p.m., Feb. 11 against Tulane... Game will be shown on ESPNU and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• Homestand wraps up at 6 p.m., Feb. 15, against No. 8/8 Cincinnati... Game will be shown on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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