UCF 58, Tulsa 57
Keith Clanton scored 16 points and Marcus Jordan 15 as Central
Florida ended an eight-game losing streak by beating Tulsa
Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, added seven assists
and six rebounds for the Knights (15-8, 2-8 Conference USA).
Justin Hurtt led Tulsa (13-11, 6-4) with 23 points and four
assists. Scottie Haralson added nine points but missed a potential
game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Knights didn’t have a field goal the last 6 minutes of the
game, but survived thanks to the free-throw shooting of Clanton and
Jordan, who hit 7 of 8 from the line in the final minutes.
Clanton’s two free throws gave UCF a 58-55 lead with 1:10 left,
but Hurtt responded with two free throws for Tulsa with 45 seconds
left to make it 58-57.
Jordan missed a driving layup with 8 seconds left, but Haralson
couldn’t connect from the corner.