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Tough schedule awaits Knights in new conference

As a member of Conference USA, UCF coach Donnie Jones pretty much knew that without winning the conference championship a bid to the NCAA Tournament was a longshot at best. The good news for the Knight as members of the new American Athletic Conference is that won't be an issue in a league that features defending national champion Louisville, 2011 national champion Connecticut...
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October 29, 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

Report: Magic work out trio from Florida schools

The Orlando Magic brought in a trio of prospects from Florida schools for a workout Wednesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Florida State's Michael Snaer, who made a name for himself with several last-second game-winners for the Seminoles, was joined by Florida's Erik Murphy and Central Florida's Keith Clanton. Snaer, hit four game-winning shots for the Seminoles...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Magic work out prospects from Florida schools

The Orlando Magic brought in a trio of prospects from Florida schools for a workout Wednesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Florida State's Michael Snaer, who made a name for himself with several last-second game-winners for the Seminoles, was joined by Florida's Erik Murphy and Central Florida's Keith Clanton. Snaer, hit four game-winning shots for the Seminoles...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 19 Memphis 76, UCF 67

Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford both scored 19 points and No. 19 Memphis claimed its eighth Conference USA championship with a 76-67 victory over Central Florida on Saturday. Adonis Thomas added 12 points for the Tigers (25-4, 14-0 CUSA), who gave coach Josh Pastner his 100th career win, all at Memphis. Keith Clanton had 29 points and six rebounds for UCF (19-10, 8-6). Kasey Wilson...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis-UCF Preview

Still with a chance at an undefeated conference season, Memphis now must accomplish something it hasn't had to do in more than two months - bounce back from a loss. With an 18-game winning streak over after an uncharacteristically poor offensive performance, the No. 19 Tigers try to reignite their attack and clinch the outright Conference USA title Saturday as they visit Central...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Central Florida losses 76-67 to No. 19 Memphis

Keith Clanton was having the final home game players have been dreaming of for years and years. Clanton had 29 points and six rebounds Saturday for Central Florida, but No. 19 Memphis was still able to put away the Knights with a 76-67 victory that gave the Tigers their eighth Conference USA regular season championship. Clanton, who has made 119 straight starts in his four years...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 83, East Carolina 73

Isaiah Sykes scored 20 points, grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and had 11 assists as Central Florida defeated East Carolina 83-73 Saturday. It was the junior guard's second triple-double this season. He had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in an 83-66 win over Stetson on Dec. 20. The Knights (17-6, 7-2 Conference USA) led by 16 points early in the second half, but the...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 60, Southern Miss. 58

Tristan Spurlock scored 18 points and Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to help Central Florida beat Southern Mississippi 60-58 in a key Conference USA matchup. Calvin Newell added 13 points, Sykes finished with 12 and Matt Williams tallied 11 for Central Florida, which held Southern Miss (18-5, 7-1) to just one field goal over the final 10 minutes. Sykes gave...
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February 06, 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

East Carolina 88, UCF 85

Corvonn Gaines drained a 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining in overtime as East Carolina topped Conference USA-foe Central Florida 88-85 Saturday night. East Carolina (10-5, 1-1) trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half but crawled back and forced a 74-74 tie. Maurice Kemp hit two free throws to put the Pirates up 76-74, but Keith Clanton hit a jumper with 17 seconds left...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 64, UAB 48

Keith Clanton had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and Central Florida defeated cold-shooting Alabama-Birmingham 64-48 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams. The Knights (11-4), who will move to the Big East next season, snapped the Blazers' streak of hitting at least one 3-pointer a game since Dec. 18, 1996, a span of 538 games. UAB (8-8) went 0...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 99, Florida A&M 69

Isaiah Sykes scored 22 points and Central Florida, shooting 72.4 percent in the first half, coasted to a 99-69 victory over Florida A&M in a nonconference game Saturday. The Knights (10-4) made 21 of 29 first-half shots, including 9 of 14 (64.3 percent) from 3-point range, to take a 55-28 halftime lead against the Rattlers (4-11), who have lost five in a row. Florida A&...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

South Florida 65, UCF 56

Jawanza Poland scored 18 points and Anthony Collins added 16 points and 10 assists to lift South Florida to a 65-56 win over Central Florida on Wednesday night. Victor Rudd added 13 points and 11 rebounds for South Florida (9-3), while Toarlyn Fitzpatrick had 10. Keith Clanton led UCF (9-4) with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Isaiah Sykes scored 17 points and had five assists for the...
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January 02, 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 62, Howard 45

Tristan Spurlock scored 15 points as Central Florida led wire-to-wire in a 62-45 win over Howard on Friday night. Spurlock was 6 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 4 3-pointers, for the Knights (8-3) in the opening game of the UCF Holiday Tournament. Isaiah Sykes added 12 points and Matt Williams 11 for UCF, which has won five of its past six games. Keith Clanton added 11 boards...
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December 28, 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

Miami 72, UCF 50

Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida. Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game. Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights (6-3) didn't...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 75, Old Dominion 71

Calvin Newell scored 17 points and Keith Clanton had 15 to lead Central Florida to a 75-71 victory over Old Dominion on Friday night. Isaiah Sykes and Keith Clanton added 14 points each for the Golden Knights (6-2), and Sykes contributed seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Aaron Bacote led the Monarchs (1-9) with 19 points, Donte Hill had 14 and DeShawn Painter 13. ...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 72, Bethune-Cookman 62

Keith Clanton had 30 points, 13 boards and four assists as Central Florida defeated Bethune-Cookman 72-62 Wednesday night, snapping a two-game winning streak for the Wildcats. Isaiah Sykes added 18 and Tristan Spurlock chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Clanton made 14 of 15 shots from the field for UCF (5-2), which won its eighth straight game over Bethune-Cookman. UCF got...
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December 12, 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 85, Alabama St. 56

Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and Keith Clanton scored 20 as Central Florida beat Alabama State 85-56 Tuesday night in nonconference action. UCF (2-0) shot 36 of 65 for the game and led by as many as 41 points in the second half. The 6-foot-5 Sykes used his size advantage to repeatedly drive the ball to the basket against the outmanned Hornets. He hit 10 of 14 shots and had seven...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF 74, South Florida 56

Isaiah Sykes had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Central Florida past South Florida 74-56 on Saturday night in each team's season opener. Keith Clanton, the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year, added 16 points and 16 rebounds for Central Florida, which has won 10 consecutive season openers. South Florida got 22 points from Jawanza Poland. The Bulls were coming off...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

#93 UCF Knights: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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