UCF 61, Old Dominion 53

Keith Clanton scored 23 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to

lift Central Florida to a 61-53 victory over Old Dominion on

Saturday.

Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, added 17 points

for the Knights (8-2).

Kent Bazemore led the Monarchs (5-5) with 16 points and Dimitri

Batten added 12.

UCF broke open a back-and-forth game with a 12-2 surge late in

the second half. Dwight McCombs started the run with a dunk and

Clanton finished it with a 3-pointer that just beat the shot clock

and gave UCF a 48-37 lead with 6:37 left in the game.

Old Dominion, which struggled with its shooting the entire game,

never got closer than five the rest of the way.

In a first half dominated by missed shots and turnovers, Old

Dominion shot just 27.6 percent in the frame but still led 19-15

thanks to nine turnovers by UCF.