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...
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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...
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March 13, 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...
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February 26, 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...
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February 19, 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...
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February 13, 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...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Central Florida Knights Preview

The two game stretch Cincinnati plays the next 3 days should be the last easy stretch of the season. The Bearcats play two of the bottom feeders in the American back to back. It can be a little hard to take someone like Central Florida seriously, what with how they suck and all. The Bearcats haven't really put anyone away lately while playing a stretch of the also rans like Houston...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida beats Temple 78-76

Central Florida quickly picked up on how to deal with the grind of American Athletic Conference play Saturday Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and 15 rebounds as Central Florida bounced back from Wednesday's 25-point home loss to defending national champion Louisville with a 78-76 victory over Temple. Eugene McCroy also had a double-double for the Knights with 18 points and 10 boards...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Preview: Louisville vs. Central Florida

CENTRAL FLORIDA (8-3, 0-0) Head Coach: Donnie Jones – 4th year @ UCF (Career HC Record: 125-78) Jones took over for long time coach Kirk Speraw (17 years) and the Knights have collected three straight 20-win seasons. Knights 2012-2013 Season: 20-11 (9-7,T-4th in C-USA) Due to major recruiting violations, and what the NCAA deemed as a “lack of institutional control”, the Knights...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF routs Valparaiso 90-62

Tristan Spurlock scored 22 points and reserve guard Brandon Goodwin added 12 as the University of Central Florida routed Valparaiso 90-62 in the finals of the Jackson Hewitt Holiday Classic. Eugene McCrory contributed 11 and Kasey Wilson and Isaiah Sykes had 10 points apiece for UCF (8-3), which won its fifth straight game and avenged an 85-70 loss to Valparaiso earlier this season...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF rolls to 86-58 win over NAIA Rio Grande

Kasey Wilson scored 19 points and had nine rebounds as Central Florida rolled past Rio Grande 86-58 in the first round of the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic on Saturday. Daiquan Walker added 11 points for the Knights (7-3), who won their fourth straight game. Tristan Spurlock, Eugene McCroy and Matt Williams had nine points apiece for UCF. Josh Reagan led Rio Grande (7-5) with...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurlock, UCF cruise past Jacksonville 104-64

Tristan Spurlock tied a career-high with 23 points and Isaiah Sykes added 17 points and six assists to propel the University of Central Florida to an easy 104-64 win over Jacksonville University Tuesday night. Matt Williams scored 12 and Kasey Wilson had 10 for UCF (6-3), which led 54-28 at the half and coasted through the final 20 minutes, mostly playing reserves. Jacksonville...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson's 20-10 leads UCF past Howard 79-65

Kasey Wilson scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the University of Central Florida rally past Howard University 79-64 Wednesday night. Calvin Newell scored 19 points and Daiquan Walker added 10 for UCF (5-3), which outscored Howard 49-32 in the second half to pull away with the victory. The Bison (2-10), playing without leading scorer James Daniel, got 20 points...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Knight and Day: The University of Central Florida defeats Miami 63-58

The inexperienced Miami Hurricanes basketball team suffered a defeat Thursday night by a veteran UCF Knights team. The University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights (3-1) with their three seniors handled the University of Miami (UM) Hurricanes (3-2) 63-58. The Knights were led by senior guard Calvin Newell who had 19 points and 5 rebounds and junior forward Kasey Wilson who pitched...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Central Florida defeats Miami 63-58

Calvin Newell scored 19 points to lead Central Florida to a 63-58 win over Miami on Thursday night. Kasey Wilson converted one of two free throws with 36 seconds left for a 61-58 lead and gave the Knights additional cushion with a fast break dunk with 22 seconds left. Wilson finished with 16 points for the Knights (3-1). Miami (3-2) had a chance to tie it with 39 seconds remaining...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

#90 Central Florida Knights: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 74, UAB 70

Isaiah Sykes scored 21 points, posted a double-double and hit two late, key free throws as Central Florida held off Alabama-Birmingham 74-70 Wednesday night in Conference USA action. The Knights (20-10, 9-6), who beat UAB 64-48 on Jan. 9, faced a tougher foe this time. The Blazers (15-15, 7-8) led by 13 points before leading 36-35 at halftime. Central Florida led 62-49 midway through...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 58, Tulane 50

Isaiah Sykes had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Central Florida overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Tulane 58-50 on Wednesday night. Kasey Wilson scored 12 points, and Keith Clanton had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Knights (15-5, 5-1 Conference USA), who have won four in a row and six of their past seven. Josh Davis accumulated 18 points and nine...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 66, Belmont 63

Keith Clanton had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Central Florida held off Belmont for a 66-63 victory on Saturday night in the UCF Holiday Tournament. Isaiah Sykes chipped in 16 points and seven rebounds, and Kasey Wilson contributed 10 points and eight rebounds for Central Florida (9-3). Ian Clark scored 21 points for Belmont (9-4), and Kerron Johnson added 18 points and eight...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 83, Stetson 66

Isaiah Sykes turned in his first career triple-double as Central Florida rolled over Stetson 83-66 Thursday night. Sykes had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. The junior had one double-double previously this year and seven for his career, but had never dished out more than eight assists. The triple-double was the third in school history and first since Kingsley...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 90, Florida Tech 62

Freshman Matt Williams scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, and Kasey Wilson added 16 points and 11 rebounds as Central Florida downed Division II Florida Tech 90-62 on Saturday. UCF was hampered by some first-half turnover issues, but began the second half on a 23-6 run to take a 61-35 lead with 12:50 left to take control. Julius Reid led Florida Tech with 22 points and Chris...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Short-handed UCF falls at No. 7 Florida, 79-66

The last time UCF played Florida, the Knights enjoyed one of the biggest upsets in program history. The rematch wasn't one coach Donnie Jones will want to talk much about again. Kasey Wilson snapped out of a shooting slump and scored 20 points, one of four players in double figures, but Central Florida faded down the stretch at No. 7 Florida and lost 79-66. Wilson, who missed...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 53, Savannah St. 50

Tristin Spurlock and Kasey Wilson made four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds to help Central Florida squeeze out a 53-50 win over Savannah State. Keith Clanton led the Knights (3-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Isaiah Sykes contributed 14 points and five rebounds. Rashad Hassan led Savannah State (3-2) with 17 points. Cedric Smith added 12 points and Preston Blackman 11...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 84, Palm Beach Atlantic 69

Marcus Jordan had 17 points and freshman Kasey Wilson added a career-high 15 to help Central Florida to an 84-69 win over Palm Beach Atlantic on Monday night. Isaiah Sykes added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists for UCF (16-6). Marc Hardy led Division II Palm Beach Atlantic (4-17) with 19 points and teammate Dante Valentine had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan had back...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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