Men's Basketball Outlasts UCF

    Feb. 22, 2014

    HOUSTON 88, UCF 84
     

       

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      1 2 F
    UCF (10-15 • 2-12) 42 42 84
    Houston (13-14 • 5-9 42 46 88

    Quick Stats UH UCF
    Points 88 84
    Field Goals 28-48 (58.3%) 31-65 (47.7%)
    3-Point Field Goals 10-16 (62.5%) 8-17 (47.1%)
    Free Throws 22-32 (68.8%) 14-20 (70.0%)
    Rebounds 27 39
    Fouls 23 24
    Assists 18 15
    Turnovers 16 16
    Blocks 4 3
    Steals 9 11
    Points in the Paint 28 40
    Points off Turnovers 24 14
    2nd Chance Points 11 20
    Fast Break Points 4 2
    Bench Points 40 22

    Statistical Leaders
    Houston Pts Rebs Asts
    Danuel House 18 4 2
    Jherrod Stiggers 17 2 1
    L.J. Rose 12 2 7
    UCF Pts Rebs Asts
    Tristan Spurlock 21 4 1
    Isaiah Sykes 19 13 6
    Kasey Wilson 10 7 0

    HOUSTON (AP) - Danuel House had 18 points, including 8 of 8 from the line, as Houston held on for an 88-84 win over UCF on Saturday afternoon inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

    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.


    UP NEXT
    Following Saturday's game, the Cougars continue their homestand when they play host to No. 22/24 Memphis at 8 p.m., Thursday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars look to split the regular-season series after the Tigers took an 82-59 win in FedExForum on Jan. 23.

    From there, the team opens the month of March at 8 p.m. (CST), March 1,at Temple inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. The Cougars enjoyed an 88-74 win inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Feb. 9.


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