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Nuggets working out four draft hopefuls

The Denver Nuggets are hosting Arizona’s Nick Johnson, University of Central Florida’s Isaiah Sykes, Towson’s Jarrelle Benimon, and Metropolitan State’s Brandon Jefferson today in anticipation of the fast approaching NBA draft. By most draft projections all four players are expected to go outside the first round. The Nuggets own two second round picks, the 41st and 56th selection...
Via Mile High Sports
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Preview – Players to Watch

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) for seniors starts tonight, and 64 of the top seniors will get a chance to show what they can do in front of a gym full of NBA personnel.  The PIT has dealt with the numbers of seniors who either turn down their invites or pull out after they have accepted. Unfortunately, in its current structure, this will likely continue to be the case...
Via NBA Draft Blog
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati 61, Central Florida 58

Sean Kilpatrick had 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bearcats survived an upset bid in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals in Memphis, Tenn. Justin Jackson added 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for top-seeded Cincinnati (27-5), which advances to play No. 4 Connecticut in Friday's semifinals. Kevin Johnson went 3-of-3 from the floor...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida 94, Temple 90

Isaiah Sykes had a career-high 36 points on 13-of-23 shooting as the Knights won their AAC tournament opener in Memphis, Tenn. Tristan Spurlock added 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for ninth-seeded Central Florida (13-17), which will play top-seeded Cincinnati in Thursday's quarterfinals. Calvin Newell had 13 points and Kasey Wilson added 12 points and 10 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida 104, Houston 83

Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points as the host Knights ended the Cougars’ four-game winning streak in the regular-season finale for both teams. Sykes, who missed Tuesday’s overtime loss at Temple with a foot injury, added eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals for Central Florida (12-17, 4-14 AAC), which moved out of its last-place tie with South Florida and Temple. Daiquan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Methodist 70, Central Florida 55

Markus Kennedy had 18 points and eight rebounds as the host Mustangs upended the Knights in American Athletic Conference play. Nick Russell added 15 points and Nic Moore contributed 13 points, six assists and four steals as Southern Methodist (23-6, 12-4) won for the seventh time in eight games. Ryan Manuel added 10 points for the Mustangs. Isaiah Sykes scored 18 points for Central...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida 67, Rutgers 65

Tristan Spurlock tied a career high with 23 points and Isaiah Sykes shook off early foul trouble to score the game-winning basket in the final minute as the Knights held off the visiting Scarlet Knights in AAC play. Sykes finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and Spurlock added five boards and tied a season high with four steals for Central Florida (11-15, 3-12), which snapped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurlock rallies UCF past Rutgers 67-65

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston outlasts UCF 88-84

Danuel House had 18 points, including 8 of 8 from the line, as Houston held on for an 88-84 win over Central Florida Saturday. 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,...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kilpatrick surpasses Logan as UC routs UCF

Having watched the defense slip a little more than he was comfortable with in recent games, University of Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin made sure the Bearcats were focused Wednesday night on getting back to guarding the way they had for most of the season. His players obliged by holding Central Florida to 4-for-23 shooting in the first half and UC coasted to a 77-49 victory over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida loses 77-49 to No. 7 Cincinnati

When Central Florida doesn't shoot well, the Knights usually wind up in a big hole. They found themselves in that predicament again against seventh-ranked Cincinnati, and the result was predictable. Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as the Bearcats forced 16 turnovers in dominating UCF during a 77-49 victory Wednesday night. Central Florida (10-14, 2...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 1st half lifts No. 7 Cincinnati over UCF 77-49

Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as No. 7 Cincinnati dominated Central Florida in a 77-49 victory Wednesday night. The Bearcats (24-3, 13-1 American Athletic) have won 17 of 18 going into their conference showdown with No. 11 Louisville on Saturday. Justin Jackson added 10 points and seven rebounds for Cincinnati, which beat UCF for the second time this season...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 1st half lifts No. 7 Cincinnati over UCF 77-49

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as No. 7 Cincinnati dominated Central Florida in a 77-49 victory Wednesday night. The Bearcats (24-3, 13-1 American Athletic) have won 17 of 18 going into their conference showdown with No. 11 Louisville on Saturday. Justin Jackson added 10 points and seven rebounds for Cincinnati, which beat UCF for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats head down to Orlando to take on the hapless UCF Knights. It's the matchup that we want to see in football and aren't getting. Instead, we have to settle for the basketball tussle. The term rock fight has been thrown around UC games a lot lately. It's been thrown around every UCF game because they are pretty awful. They are 2-10 with Temple at the...
Via Bearcats Blog
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati-UCF preview

After seeing its 15-game winning streak snapped, Cincinnati bounced back with an impressive victory its last time out to remain in first place in the American Athletic Conference. The seventh-ranked Bearcats will look to start a new streak when they travel to take on Central Florida on Wednesday night in a historic game for the Knights program. Led by Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati-UCF Preview

After seeing its 15-game winning streak snapped, Cincinnati bounced back with an impressive victory its last time out to remain in first place in the American Athletic Conference. The seventh-ranked Bearcats will look to start a new streak when they travel to take on Central Florida on Wednesday night in a historic game for the Knights program. Led by Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the state: NCAA Tournament outlooks

How dominant has Florida been during this 17-game win streak? It's not that the Gators are just sneaking out wins. They have won 11 of those 17 by double digits. And in the last seven wins, Florida has allowed just one opponent to score more than 60 points. The Gators are 23-2 and are well on their way to locking up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Yet coach Billy Donovan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida edges South Florida 75-74

Isaiah Sykes scored the last of his 27 points with less than 2 seconds remaining, lifting Central Florida to a 75-74 victory against South Florida in a Saturday matinee. Sykes scored 21 in the second half and added five assists to help UCF (10-13, 2-10 American Athletic Conference) halt a nine-game losing streak. Tristan Spurlock had 16 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Split Series With In-State Knights

Behind a last second shot from do-it-all senior guard, Isaiah Sykes, the Central Florida Knights escaped out of Tampa Bay with a 75-74 win over the Bulls, splitting the season series with their in-state rival.
Via southflorida.scout.com
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis uses second half rally to beat UCF 76-70

Joe Jackson scored 18 points and Shaq Goodwin added 14 as No. 20 Memphis used a late second half rally to defeat Central Florida 76-70 on Wednesday night. The Tigers (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) crafted a 15-2 run in the latter stages of the second half to break open a tight game. Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon finished with 10 points each for Memphis. Tristan Spurlock...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 UConn beats Central Florida 75-55

Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and No. 22 Connecticut easily defeated Central Florida 75-55 on Sunday night. The Huskies (18-5, 6-4 American Athletic Conference) got 16 points from DeAndre Daniels and 11 from Ryan Boatright. Isaiah Sykes led UCF with 17 points and reserve Justin McBride added 13, all in the second half. The Knights, who have...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

South Florida tops Central Florida in OT 79-78

Shemiye McLendon made a free throw with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to give South Florida a 79-78 win over Central Florida on Wednesday night. Victor Rudd led the Bulls (12-11, 3-7 American Athletic) with 25 points and Martino Brock contributed 17. Isaiah Sykes led UCF (9-11, 1-8) with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Matt Williams added 12 and Kasey Wilson had 11 for the Knights, who...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF-Louisville Preview

Louisville hasn't lost back-to-back games in more than a year, and there's little reason to think that will change Saturday night. The 12th-ranked Cardinals had no problem winning at Central Florida in their American Athletic Conference debut, and they can avoid a second consecutive home loss by having another dominant performance against the slumping Knights. Louisville...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis-UCF Preview

Back on track at home within the American Athletic Conference, Memphis can now focus on continuing its road success against league opponents. The No. 22 Tigers look for a 16th straight road victory over a conference foe while trying to extend Central Florida's season-high skid to five games Wednesday night. Memphis (15-4, 5-2) entered the initial season of the AAC riding a...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bearcats look to extend 10-game winning streak

One of the top defensive teams in the nation, Cincinnati has been locking down opponents during a 10-game winning streak. With the status of Central Florida's top scorer in question, the already offensively inept Knights may not offer much of a challenge when they visit the 15th-ranked Bearcats on Thursday night. Cincinnati (17-2, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) is the lone...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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